Guided wildlife observation tour on the Niederhorn


nature reserves

Observe native wildlife amid Switzerland’s unique alpine environment

A very special natural experience awaits you from July to September on the Niederhorn. Every Friday morning, a knowledgeable local wildlife expert conducts a wildlife observation tour. A special service takes you to the Niederhorn’s summit early in the morning. See the natural world come alive as you admire the sunrise.

Observe native wildlife at close range in its natural habitat. Every Friday morning from July to September, a regional wildlife specialist takes you through the imposing natural landscape of the Niederhorn to see the ibex colonies. Early morning in the mountains belongs to the wild animals. The tour commences at 6.40h from Beatenbucht and at 7.00h from Beatenberg. It’s worth getting up early for. The Niederhornbahn will take you to the summit in good time to see nature and the wildlife come alive. If the weather is good, you’ll also experience a spectacular sunrise.

On a discovery tour with an expert

The guided wildlife observation tour will teach you lots of interesting and exciting facts about ibex, chamois, marmots and eagles. The tour takes about six hours, of which four solid hours are spent hiking. Pack a tasty picnic in your backpack and lace up your hiking boots. Taking a camera with you will allow you to record your unforgettable encounters with the wild animals for all time. Six pairs of Swarovski Optik CL Companion binoculars will also be available for use during the tour. The wildlife observation tour follows a panoramic ridge towards the Gemmenalphorn and concludes at the middle station in Vorsass.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Observe wild animals at close range
  • Enjoy the wonders of nature
  • Learn more about wildlife
  • A knowledgeable wildlife expert will lead you to the best places
  • Binoculars are available

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Registration/reservation required
  • Places are limited
  • Minimum number of participants: 7
  • The following services are included: Rail journeys, guided wildlife observation tour
  • Take the following items with you: Good footwear and weatherproof clothing, snacks, beverages, camera



July – September, every Friday morning 7.00 – 13.00 h


  • Suitable for any weather

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • Suitable for the Elderly

  • for Children of the age of 6-10

  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, Debit Card, JCB, Mastercard, Visa

Social Media


Getting there
Niederhornbahn AG
Schmockenstrasse 253
3803 Beatenberg