The Rinderberg is at the heart of the Simmental and Saanenland region. With numerous attractive ridge and high-altitude hikes, the mountain connects Zweisimmen with Saanenmöser, Schönried and St. Stephan.
A direct train runs from Bern to the valley station of what was once the longest gondola in Europe. From there, small gondola cabins transport visitors to the top of the Rinderberg at 2,079 metres. The Rinderberg-Spitz mountain restaurant is the starting point for scenic high-altitude hikes over the Gandlauenengrat ridge towards Horneggli, the Turbachtal valley or the Trüttlisberg Pass / Betelberg (Lenk). Alpine meadows full of Alpine roses, gentians and buttercups line the hiking trails.

Popular scooter run from the Eggweid middle station to Zweisimmen. Zweisimmen’s local mountain is said to have got its name from a lost white ox.
Altitude: 2,004 metres
How to get there:
Lötschberger train from Bern to Zweisimmen, gondola to the Rinderberg summit
Views: Simmental valley to the Stockhorn, Lenk with the Wildstrubel and Wildhorn, Saanenland and the Gummfluh, Freiburg Alps
Attractions: High-altitude hikes to the south, scooter descents from Eggweid middle station
Food and drink: Rinderberg-Spitz mountain restaurant: seating for 120 in the main dining room, plus 60 on the terrace, freshly baked goods daily
Accommodation: 3 double rooms
Groups: Rinderberg-Spitz mountain restaurant
Winter: Part of the Gstaad-Saanenmöser winter sports area
Special comments: The egg-shaped two-person gondolas used to be a familiar sight
Discounted mountain ascent with Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard.
Buy your tickets on arrival at the station.

Day trips to the mountains

Buy your return rail and mountain ascent tickets now
Timetable and tickets

General info

  • Season: May - October
  • Suitable for: Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Individual
  • Needed time: 4 to 8 hours (full day)

Talstation Rinderberg

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