Faulhorn Berghotel

Highest and oldest hotel of Switzerland: Faulhorn Berghotel (

- Gorgeous view on the Eiger, Jungfrauhoch, etc...

- Dormitory and rooms available

- Reasonable price (50.- in dormitory)

- Min 2 hours hike to get there (starting from First-Bachsee)

- Take warm clothes. It can snow in Summer. Nights a bit cool and can be damp if thunderstorm. 

- Link on Swiss map

- Type 46.67467 7.99985 on Google or GoogleEarth search bar to see aerial picture


Giessbach Hotel

Very nice luxury hotel from the same period as Faulhorn (1850): Giessbach Hotel (

- Luxury hotel at "reasonable" price for a luxury hotel... (approx. 300.- room for a couple)

- Two restaurants: one high end (150.- / person) and one "normal" (75.- / person). They offer vegetarian meal as well as normal meals. 

- Best way to reach the hotel: boat from Interlaken, little train from lake side to hotel

- Link on Swiss map

- Type 46.73475 8.01954  on Google or GoogleEarth search bar to see aerial picture 


Hike Schynige Platte, Faulhorn, Giessbach

If you like hikes, you can do:

- park at the official parking P&R of Interlaken Ost train station

- take first train to Wilderswil

- take second train (with rack system) to Schynige Platte
 ( or or 
   link on Swiss map or
   type 46.65187 7.91023 on Google or GoogleEarth search bar)

- hike up to Faulhorn Berghotel (approx. 5 hours, 700m elevation)

- eat and sleep in Faulhorn

- hike down to Giessbach hotel (approx. 7 hours, 2000m elevation downwards). Take the path to Axalp, probably better than the one that goes via Gstepf which is very challenging between Plangau and Schwand...). 

- eat and sleep in Giessbach

- take the little train (with rack system) to the lake - oldest train of that kind in Europe

- take boat to Interlaken Ost


Map & GPS

Swiss Map 1:50 000 yellow (with trails) - reference 254 T - Interlaken

GPS tracks available upon request.


Be happy!