Stockhorn

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Stockhorn
Stockhorn.jpg
North side
Elevation 2,190 m (7,190 ft)
Prominence 399 m (1,309 ft)[1]
Isolation 9.1 km (5.7 mi)[2]
Parent peak Schafberg
Location
Stockhorn is located in Switzerland
Stockhorn
Stockhorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Bern, Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Coordinates 46°41′38″N 7°32′15″E / 46.69389°N 7.53750°E / 46.69389; 7.53750Coordinates: 46°41′38″N 7°32′15″E / 46.69389°N 7.53750°E / 46.69389; 7.53750
Climbing
Easiest route Cable car

The Stockhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, overlooking the region of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland. It is located north of the town of Erlenbach im Simmental.

The Stockhorn is 2,190 m (7,190 ft) high and is accessible via cable car from Erlenbach. It has a restaurant at the top and is a good starting point for many hikes. There is good fishing in the two lakes right below the Stockhorn, the Oberstockensee (around 1,650 m [5,410 ft] high) and the Hinterstockensee (around 1,550 m [5,090 ft] high). There is a subterranean water connection between the two lakes.

From the top the view includes many of the surrounding Alps; the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Schreckhorn, along with the valley of the Aare river, Thun and Lake Thun, Interlaken and the Jura Mountains.

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Chänelpass (1,791 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is northwest of the Drunengalm.

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