Knowledge & culture

Ten-year anniversary of the Tropenhaus Frutigen

It’s now ten years since the Tropenhaus Frutigen first opened its doors.

The organisation can look back over an exciting period featuring numerous milestones and awards. It is now considered to be one of the most attractive excursion destinations in Switzerland with a high enjoyment value. The anniversary year is being celebrated with activities and a special exhibition: “The Return of the Sturgeons”.

Events in the anniversary year

Special exhibition “The Return of the Sturgeons” 

Overfishing, pollution and interference with natural habitats are all reasons why more than half of all 26 species of sturgeon are threatened with extinction. Since 1990, efforts have been made in Europe to reintroduce this fascinating fish – efforts that have proved successful. 

CHF 10 entry in November 

In November, the Tropenhaus Frutigen will be 10 years old. By way of a celebration, we are reducing the entry charge to only CHF 10 for the whole month.

Open Door Day & anniversary event

21.11.2019, from 10.00 to 17.00 hours
There is plenty to marvel at in the Tropenhaus Frutigen. Both a special display and tropical garden - on Open Door Day you can explore every corner of the Tropenhaus with all of its exciting themed displays free-of-charge. Also prepare to be surprised by a special programme.  


  • Free admission to the main and special displays
  • Various short tours throughout the day
  • A competition
  • A game for Children

Birthday party with the Marc Amacher Duo

21.11.2019, 18.00 hours
The return of the sturgeon!
Enjoy an unforgettable evening beneath the palm trees with a splendid, varied tropical dinner on the Food Mile. Celebrate with us accompanied by the cool rhythms of the ”Marc Amacher Duo“ as we go into our 11th year.
CHF 89.00 per person inclusive of drinks reception, dinner on the Food Mile & the Marc Amacher Duo concer

Special guest - Marc Amacher

Marc Amacher doesn’t just make music, he embodies music with his heart and soul. Real blues, original boogie-woogie and authentic rock ‘n’ roll combined with Amacher’s smoky vocals will get right under your skin. Marc Amacher, music born out of passion and a captivating show – fascinating and surprising time and time again. This kind of pleasure is not totally without its hazards: you will become addicted!


Opening times

Opening times, tropical garden

Tue–Sat 09.00–23.00 hours
Sun        09.00–18.00 hours
Closed Monday, except bank holiday


Tue–Sun 09.00–18.00 hours (last admission: 17.00 hours)

Opening times, restaurant

Tue–Sat 09.00–23.00 hours
Sun        09.00–18.00 hours
Closed Monday, except bank holiday

Official holidays and annual closing

24 and 25 December 2019, 13 to 23 January 2020


Subject to change without prior notice


Special offer with 20% discount

Buy a return journey by public transport and benefit from a 10% discount on your leisure activity and a 20% discount on your journey there and back. Available from the BLS web shop or as a RailAway combined offer from every ticket counter in Switzerland.

Entry prices

  • CHF 18.00 Adults
  • CHF 9.00 Children (aged 6 to 15.99)
  • CHF 13.50 Trainees/students
  • CHF 13.50 OASI/IV
  • CHF 27.00 Family combo (1 adult + children)
  • CHF 45.00 Family combo (2 adults + children)

    Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

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