Stockhorn – and striking Horn

Erlenbach im Simmental

It’s not hard to pinpoint the distinctive head of rock at the entrance to the Bernese Oberland – but the fact that you can stand pretty much on top to enjoy views direction Thun, Aare Valley and Bern as far as Jura is known to few.

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From the Simmen Valley behind, to give you a sense of direction, a cable car journeys in two sections over the Hinterstocken lake to the summit. And yes indeed: on the southside the snow-covered high Alps - and on the northside, through an easy pedestian tunnel, you arrive at the rocky vantage point to enjoy panoramic views over the Mittelland.

Keen fishers and relaxation seekers love the two lakes, hikers are keen to make their way over the Leiteren Pass trail to Gurnigel, or in fact come here from there!


Altitude: 2190m
By train to Erlenbach in the Simmen Valley, 12 minutes on foot or with the shuttle bus to the valley station, cable car via the mid Chrindi station and on to the summit.
View: Bernese Alps, Simmen and Aare valleys as far as Bern and the Jura
Attractions: Tunnel to the panoramic viewing platform on the north face of the Stockhorn, 400 meters above the valley floor
Culinary aspects: Panorama restaurant by the mountain station,180 places, sun terrace, Sunday brunches (year-round), moon-shine dinners
Overnight stays: no possible accommodation
Groups: Group offers for minimum 20 people, including extra trips; aperitifs in the rock grotto
Winter: Cable railway to the summit, winter hiking paths and snowshoe trails from Chrindi, no ski-lift operations
Special comments: Hinterstocken and Oberstocken lakes – great spots for families

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