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Discover the St. Beatus Caves

Explore the unique cave world high above Lake Thun with a 20% discount.

The St. Beatus Caves on Lake Thun are among the best known and most popular excursion destinations in Switzerland! Explore the fascinating cave world of the Niederhorn massif on a well-built and illuminated path. Discover stalactites and stalagmites that have been formed over millions of years and dive into this unique natural world beneath the earth.

A visit to the cave museum is a perfect complement to the tour of the St. Beatus Caves. Thanks to versatile and interactive presentations, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about the formation of the caves and the animals living in them in an understandable way. If all this amazement has made you hungry, we recommend a visit to the new restaurant «Stein & Sein».

Travel comfortably by train to Thun or Interlaken West. Continue by bus to the bus stop "Beatushöhlen" (St. Beatus Caves). A stroll from the bus stop takes you through the woods and up to the cave entrance. Travel by boat to the "Beatushöhle-Sundlauenen" boat dock. From there, a short walk leads to the cave entrance.


Benefit from the following when you purchase travel to and from the event by public transport at the same time:

  • 20% reduction on admission to the St. Beatus caves including visit to the cave museum.
  • 20% reduction on the trip by train and boat or train and bus to the St. Beatus Caves and back..
You can as well buy the special offer in the BLS Travel Centers and at the ticket counters in every Swiss train station. 

The caves

Unique cave landscape under the earth

Around 14 kilometres of the extensive cave system of the St. Beatus Caves have been explored so far. You can explore 1 kilometre of it on your own during your visit. The paths through the cave passages are secured and easily passable thanks to modern electric lighting. The tour of the caves takes you through huge stalactite formations, wide halls and gorges. Let yourself be enchanted by the unique shapes and colours.

A tour lasts about 60 minutes. Along the way, 25 information panels in German and English provide background information about the St. Beatus Caves. You can also download the St. Beatus app free of charge from the Apple Store or Google Play. This will give you even more detailed information about the caves.

Photography and filming are permitted in the cave. However, please be considerate of the other guests. Tripods are not allowed in the cave (can be deposited at the ticket office).

The constant temperature in the caves is 8 to 10 degrees all year round. We therefore recommend that you bring warm clothing. For safety reasons, prams and wheelchairs are not allowed.

Cave Museum

Admission to the cave museum is included in the price.

With modern and versatile presentation techniques, the contents of the cave museum are presented in a simple, understandable and interesting way. With the inclusion of interactive activities and the senses (seeing, hearing, feeling), an active and lasting museum experience is to be conveyed. On request, you can receive information on the 11 thematic areas by means of an audio guide in German, French or English. The visit is rounded off with the new Beatus Shop, which awaits you with a wide range of regional products!

The cave museum is located in the Waldhaus down on the main road and is a real alternative for people who cannot make the ascent to the St. Beatus Caves, e.g. for health reasons.

Restaurant «Stein & Sein»

The new restaurant invites you to linger after a tour of the caves. Indulge in seasonal and regional delicacies and enjoy the breathtaking view of Lake Thun and the surrounding mountains. Meanwhile, the children can let off steam on a spacious playground.

Every Friday and Saturday evening the gastro team will surprise you with an exclusive 4-course dinner. A rich brunch buffet is offered every Sunday morning.

Brunch at the rock

Every Sunday from 09.30 to 11.00

You'll find everything your heart desires: from crusty bread or plaited loaves to the popular jam, cheese and sausage specialities, to warm ham with potato salad the grandmother's way. Those with a sweet tooth can help themselves to the rich dessert buffet. Come with the whole family and enjoy an unforgettable day.

Adults CHF 44.00 (incl. admission to St. Beatus Caves CHF 49.00)
Children 7–14 years CHF 15.00 (incl. admission to St. Beatus Caves CHF 19.00)
Children up to 7 years free of charge
Families (parents & children 7–14 years) CHF 111.00 (incl. admission to St. Beatus Caves CHF 129.00)

Reservation by phone 033 841 16 43 or info@beatushoehlen.ch

Opening times Today (Sunday) open

St. Beatus Caves  

03 February 2024 to 25 February 2024
Sun-Fri:  09.30–17.00 hours
Sat:        09.30–18.30 hours

26 February 2024 to 24 March 2024
Sat:   09.30–18.30 hours
Sun:  09.30–17.00 hours

25 March 2024 to 10 November 2024
Sun-Thu:  09.00–18.00 hours
Fri–Sat:    09.00–21.00 hours

Caves Museum

03 February 2024 to 25 February 2024
Daily: 11.00–17.30 hours

26 February 2024 to 24 March 2024
Sat–Sun: 11.00–17.30 hours

25 March 2024 to 10 November 2024
Daily: 10.00–17.30 hours

St. Beatus Caves Restaurant

03 February 2024 to 25 February 2024
Sun–Fri  09.30–17.00 hours
Sat         09.30–21.00 hours

26 February 2024 to 24 March 2024
Sat:   09.30–21.00 hours
Sun:  09.30–17.00 hours

25 March 2024 to 10 November 2024
Mon-Thu: 11.00–17.00 hours
Fri–Sat:     11.00–22.00 hours
Sun:          09.30–17.00 hours

Individual tour
Guided private tours can be booked in advance at any time.

The management reserves the right to decide whether an individual visit is possible, e.g. in the event of flooding.

How to get there

By train and bus

Travel comfortably by train to Thun or Interlaken West. Continue by bus to the bus stop "Beatushöhlen" (St. Beatus Caves). A beautiful stroll from the bus stop takes you through the woods and up to the cave entrance (approx. 10 minutes). The trail leads across several bridges spanning the waterfall that gushes from the cave. You can also enjoy the magnificent view of the glittering Lake Thun and the surrounding mountains.

By boat

From the boat dock at Beatushöhle-Sundlauenen it is a short walk (approx. 25 minutes) to the Panoramic Restaurant and to the cave entrance.

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