Welcome to Hotel Mittaghorn
for eating in Gimmelwald include the Mountain Hostel
to Get from Interlaken Ost to Gimmelwald:
the cable car station, walk up the hill and into the village.
At the "crossroads" a
sign points to the right (and up) to "Hotel Mittaghorn. (5-min)"
Tip1: If you are spending 4 or more days in Gimmelwald and particularly if you plan to do excursions, the local BeoAbo pass for the cable car costs 62CHF (Zones 106 and 116) and is valid between Lauterbrunnen, Stechelberg, Gimmelwald, Muerren, Grutschalp and covers 2 cable cars, a train and the postbus. This pass is actually valid for a month but can sometimes save money (and definitely increases flexibility) for even short stays. Buy it in Lauterbrunnen on arrival, a photo is required (there is a machine in the station). Another alternative is the Schilthornbahn 4 or 6 Day Holiday pass. It covers the same region, but also includes the cable car to the top of the mountain (Birg and Schilthorn stations) (normally approx 78CHF full fare return from Muerren). The 6 day holiday pass costs 140CHF (2011).
Tip2: Check out the Swiss railways half price card which gives 50% discount off all travel in Switzerland, including mountain cables and railways. Costs about 110CHF for 1 month. Normally cheaper than using eurail in Switzerland.
Tip3: Families with children 16 or under will usually benefit by purchasing the swiss family card (20CHF each child). With this pass children travel free when travelling with their parents (all trains and cable cars).
Cable Car runs from 06:00 in the morning until midnight, every
half hour during the day and hourly from 8pm. The following table
shows full connections from Interlaken (OST station) for those
travelling by rail. Actually valid 2014(!)
You can check these times or your full itinerary at the swiss national railways website , this site provides the full schedule for trains, buses, cable cars and many international routes.