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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». Regional delicacies and a breathtaking view of Lake Thun and the surrounding mountains await you.

Benefit

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 public transport journey.
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 

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.

A rich brunch buffet is offered every Sunday morning.

Opening times Today (Thursday) open

St. Beatus Caves

From 1st April to 31 October 2022
Daily: 09.00–17.00 hours (Fri/Sat until 20.30)

1st November 2022 to 31 March 2023
Sat/Sun: 11.00–16.00 hours

Caves Museum

From 1st April to 31 October 2022
Daily: 10.00–17.30 hours

1st November 2022 to 31 March 2023
Sat/Sun: 11.00–17.00 hours

St. Beatus Caves Restaurant

From 1st April to 31 October 2022
Daily: 09.00–18.00 hours

1st November 2022 to 31 March 2023
Sat: 11.00–21.00 hours
Sun: 11.00–17.00 hours

Also open for groups in the evening subject to prior reservation.

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 Panoramic Restaurant (approx. 10 minutes). The trail leads across several bridges spanning the waterfall that gushes from the cave.

By boat

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

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