Harderkulm

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Harderkulm
Harder Kulm (top funicular station)
Harder Kulm von oben.jpg
The Bergrestaurant Harder Kulm
Highest point
Elevation 1,321 m (4,334 ft)
Coordinates 46°42′N 7°51′E / 46.700°N 7.850°E / 46.700; 7.850Coordinates: 46°42′N 7°51′E / 46.700°N 7.850°E / 46.700; 7.850
Geography
Harderkulm is located in Switzerland
Harderkulm
Harderkulm
Location in Switzerland
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
Parent range Emmental Alps
Topo map Swiss Federal Office for Topography – swisstopo
Geology
Mountain type Viewpoint

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. It is located at the western end of the Harder, which in itself is the most western, forested ridge of the about 30 kilometres (19 mi) long, prominent mountain range dominating the north shore of the Lake of Brienz.

The viewpoint belongs to the municipality of Unterseen in the canton of Bern with the slopes shared between the municipalities of Unterseen and Interlaken. The viewpoint offers extensive views across Interlaken, the alluvial land called Bödeli, and southwards up the valley of the river Lütschine to the high peaks of the Bernese Alps, whilst itself forming part of the Emmental Alps.[1]

Harderkulm is occupied by the castle-like Bergrestaurant Harder Kulm and adjoining observation platform. The Harderbahn, a tourist funicular, links Interlaken with an upper station some five minutes walk from the restaurant. The funicular journey takes eight minutes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ No. 1208 Beatenberg (Map) (2015 ed.). 1:25000. National Map 1:25 000. Berne, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Office of Topography – swisstopo. 2012. ISBN 978-3-302-01208-7. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Harder Kulm". Jungfrau - Top of Europe. Jungfraubahnen Management AG. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Harderkulm at Wikimedia Commons