Coordinates: 46°42′N 7°51′E / 46.700°N 7.850°E / 46.700; 7.850
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Harder Kulm (top funicular station)
View from Harder Kulm
Highest point
Elevation1,321 m (4,334 ft)
Coordinates46°42′N 7°51′E / 46.700°N 7.850°E / 46.700; 7.850
Harderkulm is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Parent rangeEmmental Alps
Topo mapSwiss Federal Office for Topography – swisstopo
Mountain typeViewpoint

The Harderkulm (also referred to as Harder Kulm, since the top station of the funicular is called that way) is a funicular station at 1,322 metres (4,337 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.

Harder Kulm

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 Harder funicular

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]


  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.

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