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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend a trip up or hike uo the Niesen. Vista spectacular. Good restaurant at the top. Visit early to make the most of the hiking paths or take the train up and down.

Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We took the finucular bis the halfway station and walked from there to the top (2300m). The hike is beautiful and not see dificult. Just before reching the top, we walked on this ledge (not dangerous) and the views were very nice. Then reaching the...More

Thank paukie
Reviewed 8 July 2018

3 weeks ago i went for a hiking to the Niesen. I started my hike from Muelenen, It took me 3 hours 30 min to reach the top and the view from the Top was too awesome. There are also the option of train for...More

Thank nemoshrestha
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We used to sit in our hotel in Merligen, across Lake Thun, and look at the "Red Indian" mountain. The Niesen usually has a ring of cloud around it with wisps flying off, looking like smoke signals. We finally decided to go for a visit,...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

It takes quite a while to get up there with the funicular train but it's really worth it, stunning views from up there all around.

Thank Pigalle1966
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The view is great, no denying, but it was expensive. For the price, you are crowded onto the funicular and only a bit of luck gets you a decent view on the way up. The top was pretty crowded too. The restaurant was large but...More

Thank JTrecker
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Niesen is called the pyramid of Europe. It was probably the stiffest ride we had. It was just unbelievable to trust that little bahn to take to the top at 2,362 meters! From there you will be greeted with a view like no other! The...More

Thank tourist_binich
Reviewed 29 October 2016

After years of looking at this mountain and wanting to go to the summit, it was a disappointment. One of the funicular staff was very rude, ushering us in like cattle, and the space is very cramped for a half hour journey. We had to...More

Thank Nomadgirl9
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice view from the top. Beautiful surroundings. To get up there by 'train' be there before 9:30 am or after 2:30 pm otherwise expect very long waitingqueue. If you plan to walk down from the top to the middle station, do the opposite. Because...More

Thank Hubert Z
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Getting up is half the fun. The Funicular is an interesting ride. But be prepared for the top. If you are afraid of heights - don't go! And be prepared. When we got up the weather changed from 25 degrees to below 10 degrees and...More

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