Harder Kulm, The Top of Interlaken, Switzerland (Road Trip 12)

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The Top of Interlaken ‘Harder Kulm’ from our holiday in Switzerland, September 2018.  We had spent most of the day on the Jungfrau, which I have posted about, but we did find time to take another train ride.

A little information…….For more than 100 years, the funicular has been negotiating the 735 meters of altitude to the Harder Kulm, located at 1322 meters. The journey starts not far from Interlaken Ost station, leads through a charming forest and passes the wildlife park. A five-minute walk takes visitors from the mountain station to the lovely restaurant with turrets and a red tile roof. Next to the restaurant, guests may visit the “Two-Lakes-Bridge” and an airy viewing platform with a glass area in its floor. From there, truly deep sights can be seen and the magnificent view to Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lakes Brienz and Thun can be savoured.  

I wondered about the name………The Harderkulm (also referred to as Harder Kulm, since the top station of the funicular is called that way) is a viewpoint at 1,321 metres (4,334 ft) in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland, overlooking the towns of Interlaken and Unterseen.

We had a lovely meal in the castle like restaurant, we sat outside and enjoyed the last of the sunshine, it was a lovely end to a perfect day.  I forgot to take photos of the food, I forget and really only remember half way through the meal, I think it’s because I have yet to master the art of food photography, and no one wants to see half eaten plates of food 🙂

Next post, a visit to castle and lunch next to a lake.


20 Replies to “Harder Kulm, The Top of Interlaken, Switzerland (Road Trip 12)”

  1. Magnificent views! Did you go on the bridge? I got a belly flop just thinking about it,go thing I’m sitting or my knees might have buckled!😄

    1. Thank you, they were stunning. I went on the bridge and lent over to take the photos, It doesn’t worry me, but it does Steve, he wouldn’t even go near it…..he just really hates getting close to the edge of anything high 🙂

      1. You did what?! I think I will just join Steve on the bench and cover my eyes so I don’t see you hanging over the side.🙈

  2. These pictures are so nice – I have been to Switzerland and also Austria, but have no pictures, only memories. We have no big mountains near us in Pennsylvania. Just medium ones which are pretty, but nothing spectacular like these, and almost never snow covered. Sounds like you had a great visit and meal!

    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed them. I love your mountains in Pennsylvania, so green and beautiful, we have been a few times, my sister in law lives up in the mountains, near Morris 🙂

  3. Shocking stunning photos! I remember the name Interlaken, because for a long time ago there was held F1 Grand Prix. Do You know if F1 were hold near here?

    Happy new week,

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