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Three different trails for young and old

Experience the alpine-orienteering at 1950 m above sea level, between Niederhorn and Vorsass. There is a trail for every age and ability. Searching for clues and good orientation skills are needed. The orienteering hike is great fun for all generations. Grandmothers knowledge could help with the decisions needed to get to the finish and the natural orientation of kids boosts their confidence.

alpine-orienteering on the Niederhorn
overview plan summer

Fun for young and old

Fascination of the orienteering

You start at the old mountain station on the Niederhorn and follow the signals. The purpose-made maps show you the way. It’s an interesting get together and you will find that it’s worth listening to each other. All 3 trails lead from the Niederhorn to Vorsass. This hike is free of charge and you can find the maps and stamp cards by the old mountain station.

If you successfully finish a whole trail you can leave your map in an urn at the old middle station. The lucky participant wins a prize at the end of the summer season.

Three different trails

Rabbit-trail - easy

Why not try an orienteering with the whole family? Even the smallest can be part of the rabbit-trail and learn in a playful manner to be out in nature. Grab our OL card and off you go...

Deer-trail - medium difficult

The deer-trail needs a few more skills to find the posts; it is therefore slightly more challenging than the rabbit trail. Suitable for families, kids and grandparents who will help each other to find the right way.

Lynx-trail - difficult

This one is for the professionals. Who’s orientation is the best and who can interpret the symbols correctly to find the posts. Carry on with the purpose-made map of the Niederhorn, it won’t be boring.

We wish you good luck with completing one of the three trails!

Prices (CHF)

The alpine-orienteering trails are free. Only the tickets for the railways need to be purchased. The OL maps are at the old mountain station.


Parents and one child pay for a ticket and every additional child of the family is free. This reduction is also valid for the Trotti-bike rental and the wild animal observation.

With the Junior or Grandchild travelcard (available for CHF 30.00) children from 6 to 16 years travel one year for free if accompanied by a parent or grandparent holding a valid ticket.


Arrival / departure

Travel to Beatenbucht

  • By bus: STI-bus no. 21, line Thun–Interlaken Ost, get off at «Beatenbucht».
  • By car: from Thun direction Thun–Gunten–Interlaken. You can park your car for a fee at the car park at Beatenbucht.
  • By boat: from Thun or other boat stations along Lake Thun until station «Beatenbucht», carry on by funicular and cable car to the Niederhorn.

Travel to Beatenberg

  • By bus: PostAuto (bus) no. 101, line Interlaken West–Beatenberg, get off at «Beatenberg, station».
  • By car: from Interlaken direction Beatenberg station. You can park your car for a fee in the car park at the Niederhornbahn or in the car park Lood.

Departure from Beatenberg by PostAuto (bus) direction Interlaken West or by funicular to Beatenbucht and by STI-bus until Thun.

Arrival options

Don't forget...

  • Suitable shoes
  • Picnic
  • Suncream

Niederhorn – prime seat in front of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau

High above Lake Thun sits the holiday resort of Beatenberg and its local mountain, the Niederhorn. Start your trip with a visit to the summit with views onto the Justistal on one side and the panorama of the alps on the other side.

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