Birthday children

You travel for free to the Niederhorn on your birthday. Do not forget to take your ID card with you.

The present with a view

“The Niederhorn gift voucher”


Niederhorn Mountain Railway


1946 Construction of the Beatenberg-Niederhorn chair lift
1995 – 1996 Reconstruction
1997 Opening of Beatenberg-Niederhorn continuous group cableway

Technical data

Route Beatenberg-Vorsass-Niederhorn
Type of cableway 3-cable group continuous line
Number of gondolas 4 groups of 3 groups each
Number of persons 50 persons per group
Capacity 600 persons/hour
Oblique length of the cableway 2,493 m
Height of the stations above sea level Beatenberg Station 1,127.30 m
Niederhorn Station 1,935.00 m
Altitude difference 807.70 m
Average gradient 35 %
Largest slope 78 %
Carrier cable 4 x 2,780 m long, total 124 tons
Diameter of carrier cable 44 mm
Drive/Location 680 kW, Valley
Auxiliary drive 120 kW
Speed 7.0 m/s
Travelling time 9.2 min.
Tensioning station location Mountain station
Number of supports 7
Largest ground separation 45 m (empty cable)
Spur 7.0 – 8.0 m