The 3.5 km long route up Niesen Kulm is divided into two sections. The 26-minute ride with the two funiculars up "the swiss pyramid" provides an impressive panorama of Lake Thun and the Kander valley. Once you reach the top station, a wonderful panoramic view of the neighbouring valleys and the peaks of the Bernese Oberland awaits you. The signposted mountain trail to the neighbouring Diemtigtal leads over alpine meadows, through forests and stone fields to the village of Oey.
The mountain trail is marked with yellow directional signs and green route fields and leads from the Niesen mountain station down to the "Oberen und Unteren Stalde", over the "Chummli" to the "Geeri". This is where the trail splits:
If your destination is Oey railway station, turn right and follow the path via "Bruchgeere" via "Zünegg" to "Hasli", where you tackle the last descent to the railway station.
Alternatively, you can continue straight on at "Geeri" until you reach the "Hoschüpfe" viewing platform. Here you get a last view over Lake Thun before you reach the "Springenboden" area via "Untere Drunen". The hiking trail leads you from here down to the valley road in Horboden, where you can either hike along the valley hiking trail to Oey or return by post bus from "Horboden, Wirtschaft".
By the way: If you book an overnight flat rate at the Gsässweid inn from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office, you will spend the night in a dormitory or double room and be taken back to the Oey-Diemtigen or Mülenen railway station the next day after breakfast.
Despite the proverb "if the Niesen has a hat, the weather will be fine again", it is important to pay attention to the weather situation. Around the peaks of the Niesen chain, snow can sometimes lie until May/June.
The panorama trail leads along fenced-in flocks of sheep, which are guarded by dogs. Please note the corresponding sign. Dogs must be kept on a leash during the hike.
The descent from Geeri to Oey is not for the faint-hearted: book our overnight offer at Springenboden with return transport the next day.
Take the A6 motorway from Spiez in the direction of Frutigen and Kandersteg. After 5 minutes you will reach Mülenen and see the valley station of the Niesenbahn on the right.
At the valley station of the Niesen cable car there are around 140 parking spaces available for a fee in three car parks.
for 5 hours: Fr. 5
for the whole day: Fr. 8
Season parking card for Fr. 60 per vehicle
Take the train to Mülenen station (Spiez-Brig line), the stop in Mülenen is on request.
The funicular takes you to the Niesen Kulm mountain station every 15 minutes.
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