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November 19, 2020


Rewards of Hiking at Mount Niesen: this peak sticks out above the clouds when the conditions are right. The Mount Niesen , also known as the “Swiss Pyramid” due to its  distinct pyramid shape. There is a cool mountain hut restaurant on top of the peak, it is one of the sights to behold in Thun, which is just one town down the line from Interlaken. Below, in the photos, you will see the pyramid shadow it casts at sunset. This was by far one of my favorite solo hikes in Switzerland as I got lucky with the clouds and an epic sunset on my adventure.

The cable car is so steep it’s an exciting ride in itself. The views on the panorama trail to the summit were incredible, and then to be above the clouds at Niesen Kulm Berghaus enjoying the sunset was out of this world.

hiking at MOUNT NIESEN

Hiking at Mount Niesen

The distance from Mulenen to Niesen Kulm is 7.7km. You can catch the cable car to Schwandegg station, which is halfway up and then hikes from Schwandegg to Niesen Kulm, which takes about 1 hour and 13 minutes to complete the 4.8 kilometers . The incline is 646 meters. The recommended time is 2-3 hours if you are coasting.

The trail is quite easy and there are no moments of serious exposure. The incline is the hardest part about this hike and if you aren’t confident, starting halfway at Schwandegg is advised because from Mulenen it is 1700m of climbing, which is a bit too much for a beginner but fine for regular hikers. Definitely add this one to your Swiss hiking itinerary!

hiking at MOUNT NIESEN

How to reach Interlaken from Zurich

How to reach Interlaken From Zurich: It takes an average of 2h 15m to travel from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost by train, over a distance of around 57 miles (92 km). There are normally 37 trains per day travelling from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost and tickets for this journey start from €64.60 when you book in advance.

How to reach Interlaken from Geneva

How t reach Interlaken from Geneva. It takes an average of 3h 12m to travel from Geneva to Interlaken Ost by train, over a distance of around 89 miles (143 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Interlaken Ost and tickets for this journey start from €18.95 when you book in advance.

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