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Tropenhaus Frutigen – the oasis in the Bernese Oberland

Into the jungle with 20% off

Are you ready for a trip into a tropical wonderland? The Tropenhaus Frutigen in the Bernese Oberland is worth a visit whatever the weather. The tropical jungle, the greenhouses with exotic fruits, and the unique sturgeon and caviar breeding are a special experience for both young and old. The truly impressive thing is that the complex is irrigated with warm water from the nearby Lötschberg, which is what enables the cultivation of tropical plants and fruits.

Take advantage of our discount offer now: If you travel to and from the exhibition by public transport as part of a single trip, you save 10% on the entrance fee and 20% on the public transport ticket.

The RegioExpress Bern–Spiez–Kandersteg–Brig takes you directly from Bern to Frutigen in less than 45 minutes.



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

  • 10% discount on admission to the Tropical House Frutigen
  • 20% discount on the journey to Frutigen 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. 

Exhibition & tropical garden

With tropical jungle, Siberian sturgeon, alpine caviar and the interactive exhibition “How the fish came to the mountain”, the Tropenhaus Frutigen is an experience for the whole family. In a playful way, adventurers big and small gain all kinds of knowledge here about current topics such as nutrition, the environment and the sustainable use of energy. 

Exhibition «How the fish came to the mountain»

Experience how the naturally warm water from the Lötschberg is used to grow tropical fruits and to produce real sturgeon caviar. In five thematic worlds, visitors are invited to an interactive exhibition. The topics of water, sturgeon, caviar, pleasure and energy, always in close connection with the events within the tropical house, are animated and communicated in a playful manner, giving the opportunity to learn a lot of new things and to try them out. At the beginning, virtual figures – a groundhog from the region, a sturgeon, a scientist, and a cook – welcome you and guide you through the exhibition. The visit is supported by a sophisticated audio system that works via a device or the Tropenhaus app. A new feature is the dedicated children's track, which encourages the little ones to go on a voyage of discovery with the Murmeli and solve exciting puzzles at frottage stations along the way.

Tropical garden

A tour of the greenhouses enthuses and surprises with the multitude of exotic fruits, spices and plants. Bananas, papayas, mangoes, carambolas, dwarf bananas, guaves, mangosteens, grapefruits, pomegranate apples, avocados, pineapples or kumquats are all over 173 varieties that can be discovered. The possibility of allowing the fruit to ripen naturally lead to an incomparable fruit flavor. Different thematic trails lead visitors through greenhouses and allow them to discover a wealth of information on coffee, bananas or spices. Access to the greenhouses is free.

Escape Games

Two exciting missions with over 30 tricky puzzles and a gripping story. As the Expeditions Team, you will discover the secrets of a forgotten Inca civilisation and their mysterious artefacts: the “Tears of God” – the source of the old Inca gods’ power. Of course, things don’t exactly go to plan, and you will have to find your way out of some precarious situations. An hour packed full of exploration, puzzles and teamwork, for families, friends and colleagues.

This activity is now offered by Tropenhaus Frutigen in cooperation with Live Escape Game Switzerland, the pioneer of the escape game scene in Switzerland with 8 years of market experience and over 50,000 happy visitors.

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Restaurant Tropengarten

Why travel to distant lands? At the Tropengarten Restaurant, the holiday atmosphere is guaranteed. A unique culinary experience awaits you amidst verdant greenery and the fragrance of exotic flowers. This is due not only to the tropical ambience, but also the Tropical Garden’s kitchen team: here the chefs are inspired afresh each day by the high-quality ingredients from the fish and caviar farm and the bounty of fruits and spices from the tropical garden. Tasty menus await you each day, and how about a romantic tête-à-tête for two people? Restaurant guests are also welcome without a visit to the exhibition.

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Guided tours & Events

Public tours, every Sunday at 11 h 

Let an expert guide you through the different areas of the tropical house and learn interesting facts about the Frutiger Tropics and all that grows, lives and thrives here.

Every last Sunday of the month at 2 p.m., a special topic is examined more closely. Focus topics such as ginger, cocoa, coffee or sturgeon and caviar offer you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and always provide variety.

Advance booking is not required.

Duration  1 hour 30 minutes 
Language  German
Price CHF 18.00
Meeting point shop/checkout

Bookable guided tours

There are three thematic guided tours to choose from. All can be booked for as little as 1 person and last 1 hour 30 minutes each. They can also be combined with each other. Just as you like it.

Tropical House Guided Tour

During the tour of the Tropic House Frutigen you will discover many exciting things. Immerse yourself in the beautiful tropical garden, explore the fascinating exhibition "How the fish came to the mountain", get to know the world of sturgeon and caviar, learn interesting details about fish farming and let yourself be carried away by the impressive history of the Tropic House.

  1–12 persons: CHF 530.00
13–24 persons: CHF 790.00

Focus tour fish farm

Our guides take you behind the scenes: Starting with an insight into the history of the Tropenhaus, you will then be given exclusive insights and lots of exciting insider information on the subject of sturgeon and caviar.

  1–12 persons: CHF 530.00
13–24 personsn: CHF 790.00

Guided tour with the professional in the garden

Our experts from the tropical garden give you an exclusive look behind the scenes: In addition to an introduction to the history of the Tropic House, you will receive a lot of background knowledge and insider information about the Tropic Garden as well as the technology required for its smooth operation.

  1–12 persons: CHF 320.00
13–24 persons: CHF 640.00


Advance booking is required.

Adventure tours including workshop

On a one-hour guided tour you will learn a lot of interesting facts about all areas of the tropical house. In addition, depending on the booked experience, a main topic is integrated. Afterwards, you round off your experience in the form of a workshop. Ideal for families and groups. All guided tours can also be booked for groups of 1 person or more.

Chilli Oil

Do you know Carolina Reaper? As the hottest chilli, it has 2.2 million Scoville. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about the hottest spice and its pitfalls. Discover the different chilli varieties and make your own chilli oil under expert guidance.

  1-12 persons: CHF 450.00
13-24 persons: CHF 690.00

Taste and enjoy

Have you always wanted to know what the tropics taste like? Let yourself be surprised by culinary delicacies from the tropical garden as well as products from the sturgeon and Oona Caviar from our own production during this tasting.

  1-12 persons: CHF   790.00
13-24 persons: CHF 1390.00

Spiced salt

Get to know the different spices and herbs in the tropical garden. Under expert guidance you will make your own spiced salt to take home. .

  1-12 persons: CHF 450.00
13-24 persons: CHF 690.00

Coffee roasting

Let the coffee trail take you on a journey into the world of coffee and learn how green coffee gets into the cup. You will also have the opportunity to roast your own coffee

1-12 persons: CHF 450.00

Sturgeon leather accessory

The sturgeon is not only a supplier of delicacies, but also of special fish leather. Make your own sturgeon leather accessory under guidance. An individual and exclusive souvenir or gift (bracelet or key ring).

1-12 persons: CHF 740.00

Tropical Tea Blend

Get to know the different exotic herbs from the tropical garden and their effects. Afterwards, put together your personal tea blend for home under expert guidance.

  1-12 persons: CHF 450.00
13-24 persons: CHF 690.00


Advance booking is required.



In addition, numerous events take place around the tropical forest and fish farming. How about a New Year's Eve party under palm trees?

Calendar of events


With a tropical rainforest, Siberian sturgeon, Alpine caviar and an interactive exhibition entitled "How the fish came to the mountain", at Tropenhaus Frutigen there's always something new to discover. Young and old adventurers alike can learn all sorts of valuable knowledge in a fun way on current topics such as nutrition, the environment and sustainable use of energy.

How about a voyage of discovery from the age of the dinosaurs all the way into the future? And to ensure that the youngest visitors don't miss anything, Lili the marmot will provide them with information in a fun way.


Turtle wash and weigh day

5 March, 11 June and 8 October 2023, 14.00 to 15.00 hours

Three times a year the turtles get some special pampering. In addition to feeding, they are washed, weighed and receive a small health check. The Tropenhaus Frutigen makes this unforgettable and educational moment open to all those who are interested, both young and old. Take a look over the keeper’s shoulder as they goes about their work and learn exciting facts about the peculiarities of these friendly creatures.

  • Admission free.
  • No registration required.

Children’s birthday parties

Where kids’ dreams come true. 

The little ones can dress up as pirates or princesses and go on a treasure hunt. After an exciting expedition in the jungle, the little explorers will receive a surprise package to take home. 

  • Children’s birthday parties can be booked during normal Tropenhaus opening hours.
  • Ideal for children aged from 4 to 10
  • Duration: approx. 2 to 2½ hours 
  • The event should be booked 3 weeks in advance. 
  • The Tropenhaus is entirely wheelchair-accessible.

Food & drink

Tropenhaus Frutigen will be happy to suggest ideas for suitable catering.

Children’s birthday parties

  • CHF 224.00 Party flat-rate fee*
  • CHF 18.00 Every additional child

* Up to eight children and an adult companion, excl. catering

Included in the price

  • Entertainment and supervision by a qualified member of staff
  • Includes goodie bag of surprises for each child and a birthday present for the birthday child

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

Opening times Available on 06.12.2023

Exhibition, Shop and Tropical Garden

We–Sun 10.00–17.30 hours 

Restaurant Tropical Garden

Wed 10.00–17.30 hours
Thu–Sat 10.00–23.00 hours
Sun        10.00–17.30 hours

Closed Monday and Tuesday, except holidays

In fine weather, the terrace is open from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00.

Table reservation by phone +41 33 672 11 43 or at tischreservation@tropenhaus-frutigen.ch

Please note the special opening hours due to exclusive occasions or closed events.

Official holidays and annual closing


Subject to change without prior notice

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Frutigen. Approximate 7 minute walk from the station, using the exit for the industrial zone and following the railway line and the river towards Spiez.

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