The 2,362 high Niesen Mountain at Lake Thun is striking because it is nearly perfectly shaped like a pyramid. The steep slopes are not climbed on foot, but are traversed by cable car. The world's longest staircase was built to parallel the course of the cable car, so that maintenance work can be carried out on the cable car when needed.
A short walk, which is a pleasure in this car-free vacation destination, takes you to the valley station of the Stoos-Fronalpstock aerial cableway. Next to the Hotel Schwyzer Bärghus you will see the small station building of the gondola train. The 560-meter height is conquered in a jiffy.
The higher, the better! You will reach the peak of the Moleson by funicular up to Plan-Francey and then by cable car. While you glide up the northeast face, the horizon recedes ever more into the distance and a thousand sights come into view.