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guided wildlife observation tour

Every Thursday from Juli to September

The early morning in the mountains belongs to the wild animals: ibex, mountain goats, marmots and the king of the sky – the golden eagle – are welcoming the day. A magic moment to see the animals in their natural environment.

A local wild animal specialist will guide you every Thursday to the ibex colonies and explain the character of these daring climbers. 

Our recommendation: arrive the night before and enjoy the sunset from one of the cosy rooms in the Berghaus Niederhorn.

overview plan summer
wild animal observation with Swarovsky binoculars

Wildlife observation - every Thursday

Watch native wild animals close up

The mountain railways transport you comfortably to the Niederhorn from where you start early in the morning. Just in time to experience how the real natives of the mountains – the wild animals-wake up.

Ibex, Chamois, Marmots and the king of the sky – the Golden Eagle – will reward you for the early hour. We recommend bringing your camera. We will have six CL-Companion binoculars from Swarovski-Optik available during the viewing. Please bring a picnic. The observation takes around 6 hours (hiking time around 4 hours) and ends by Vorsass station.

Why not experience the sunrise after an overnight stay in the Berghaus Niederhorn? Real connoisseurs enjoy the evening with a delicious dinner and experience the early morning with a sunrise on the Niederhorn.

We are happy to take your reservation on +41 (0)33 841 08 41, via or via inquiry form. The wild animal observaton needs a minimum of 7 participants. We will inform you before 3.00 p.m. the day before if it will take place or not.

The wild animal observation is taking place every Thursday between 4 June and 24 September 2015.

We offer exklusiv wild animal observations (guided) for groups from Monday to Friday.

Prices (CHF)

Wild animal observation, transport incl. guided tour Adult Child (6 to 16 years)
From Beatenbucht 39.00 19.50
From Beatenberg 34.00 17.00
All prices are in CHF, incl. 7.7 % VAT. Prices are subject to change.

Included services / duration

  • Transport
  • Wild animal observation incl. guide
  • Around 6 hours (total hiking time 4 hours)
  • Estimated finish time in Vorsass at 1.00 pm


Timetable wild animal observation - ASCENT (Thursdays from 4 Juli to 26 September 2019 - reservation required)
STI-bus line no. 21 Thun main station - Beatenbucht
From Thun main station 06.03
To Beatenbucht 06.28
Funicular Beatenbucht - Beatenberg
From Beatenbucht 06.40
To Beatenberg 06.50
Cable car Beatenberg - Niederhorn
From Beatenberg 07.00
To Niederhorn 07.14

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
  • Camera
  • Picnic

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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Niederhornbahn AG
Sahli 66A
3803 Beatenberg


No. +41 (0)33 841 08 41