The Niederhorn (elevation 1963 metres) is a peak of the Emmental Alps in the Bernese Oberland near Beatenberg. It is the peak farthest west in the Güggis ridge. From its summit Lake Thun and the entire Bernese Alps can be seen.

View from the Güggisgrat (north-east side)
Highest point
Elevation1,963 m (6,440 ft)
Prominence45 m (148 ft)[1]
Isolation1.2 km (0.75 mi)[2]
Parent peakBurgfeldstand
Coordinates46°42′39″N 7°46′24″E
Location in Switzerland
LocationBernese Oberland, Switzerland
Parent rangeEmmental Alps

An aerial cable car to the summit was completed in 1946 with a restaurant and children's playground at the top. Today the summit can be reached by the Seilbahnen Beatenberg-Niederhorn, a more modern gondola lift that runs from the village of Beatenberg, where it connects with the Thunersee–Beatenberg Bahn, a funicular with connections to the shipping services on Lake Thun.[3]

A 89 metres (292 ft) high steel lattice antenna tower was built near the restaurant in 1975. It broadcasts FM radio and television.

See also


  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located east of the summit at 1,918 metres.
  2. Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is southwest of the Burgfeldstand.
  3. Richard Green (2007). Railways in the Berner Oberland - Part 3. Today's Railways Europe: Issue 134: February 2007. Platform 5 Publishing Ltd.

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