Thunersee Beatenberg Bahn



Photo Michel Azéma August 2005


The best way to go from Bern to Interlaken is to take the train from Bern to Thun, then continue your trip by boat. There is always a boat waiting for you just in front of the train station of Thun... only 10' for the transfert.

Then you have a wonderful trip on the lake of Thun. On the right bank of the lake there is Spiez and the Niesen. On the left bank there is the Niederhorn.

The boat stops at Beatenbucht, and there, the funicular Thunersee-Beatenberg is waiting for you. In 10' it goes up to the wonderful balcony of Beatenberg.

You can continue your trip with the new aerial cable way up to the Niederhorn (1949 m).

The funicular was stopped between October 25th, 2004 and July 2, 2005 for a complete reconstruction.
The two new cars are named "Niederhorn" (in yellow) and "Beatenberg" (in bleue).


video Michel AZEMA August 2010
video Michel AZEMA August 2010
video Michel AZEMA August 2010



Technical Datas
Start 1899
End ...
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
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Bottom station Beatenbucht (560 m)
Top station Beatenberg (1116 m)
Length 1600 m
Difference of levels 556 m
Maximum Gradient 40 %
Time of a ride 10'
Gauge 1 m
Carriages 2
Manufacturer Doppelmayr
Carriage Manufacturer Gangloff


Company Informations
Thunersee-Beatenberg-Niederhorn Bahnen
CH- 3803 Beatenberg
Tel. ++41 33 841 08 41
Fax ++41 33 841 14 72



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