Breathe the fresh mountain air from the Stockhorn

  • Erlenbach im Simmental
The remarkable and imposing Stockhorn is regarded as a landmark of the region. From the 2’190-meter-high station at the top of the summit you can enjoy the view of Lake Thun and the breathtaking Bernese mountain landscape. Those who find the view itself is not enough, can find many other attractions on the Stockhorn. 

Your journey to the Stockhorn starts in Erlenbach in Simmental. From here the Stockhorn cableway leads in two sections to the summit of the 2’190-meters-high significant mountain. Below the middle station Chrindi is the Hinterstockensee, which is inviting to do some fishing and to relax.

Once you arrive at the mountain station through a mysterious grotto you will reach the sensational lookout platform in the steep rock face of the Stockhorn north-face. The suspended lookout platform is not for the faint-hearted. Under the glass bottom it goes down over 400 meters into the depths!

The panorama which the Stockhorn has to offer is unique: In the southerly direction you can admire the High Alps with the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and the Blümlisalp, towards the north you have the beautiful view of the Mittelland and Jura.


Whether leisurely walks or experienced «mountain goat»: The Stockhorn has something for all types of hikers. Would you like to learn something new on your hike? Then take the adventure trail «habitat of the Stockhorn»: On the way you will take in exciting information about the flora and fauna in the region. By the way the Stockhornbahn rents out all-terrain wheelchairs.


Both bodies of water on the Stockhorn – Hinterstockensee and Oberstockensee – are rich in rainbow trout and is therefore ideal for fishing. The Hinterstockensee is 5 minutes within walking distance to the middle station Chrindi. The path is also suitable for families with prams. Those who love to fish in untouched nature reach the Oberstockensee within 40 minutes walking. To fish in both of the lakes it is necessary to get a fishing allowance.
By the way: If the layer of ice is thick enough you can also do ice-fishing.

Scooter bikes

A thrill for speed needed? Grab yourself a scooter bike by the Vorderstockenalp (40 minutes walking distance from the middle station Chrindi) and jet across to Erlenbach with it. The fast ride takes about 25 minutes.

Bungee jumping

Fancy a real adrenaline kick? On the Stockhorn in the summer you can jump into the depths in front of a unique backdrop. Let yourself drop from the cab of the Stockhornbahn in staggering heights, directly into the direction of Hinterstockensee.

Winter experiences on the Stockhorn

Experience the charm of a winter hike on the well-prepared winter hiking trails and enjoy the peace of the romantic white Stockhorn’s winter landscape.

Take note, so that your trip will be perfect

  • From the train station Erlenbach the lower station is within reach of a leisurely 15-minute walk

  • Wheelchair accessible circuit hiking trail around the Hinterstockensee

  • Spring & autumn: Please be aware of the business hours

On the map

Stockhornbahn AG

Kleindorf 338A

3762 Erlenbach im Simmental

Phone: +41 33 681 21 81



General information



mid april - mid october: open daily

7:50 - 16:50


mid november - mid december: wednesday - sunday

mid december - march: open daily

8:50 - 16:20

  • Suitable for any weather
  • For groups
  • For classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for the elderly
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Twint
  • Visa
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children's entertainment corner
  • Children's Playground (outdoors)
  • Toilet
  • Baby changing room
  • Handicapped accessible WC
  • Barrier-free access
  • Wheelchair user
  • People with hearing impairments
  • Deaf people
  • People with visual impairments
  • Blind people
  • People with cognitive impairments

Price info

Next steps

It appears that you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser to access our site.

For practical and security reasons, we recommend that you use a current web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, or Edge. Internet Explorer does not always display the complete content of our website and does not offer all the necessary functions.