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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 - Domodossola takes you directly from Bern to Frutigen in less than 45 minutes.

 

Benefit

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. 

Tropical House

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.

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 170 varieties that can be discovered. 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.

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.

Guided tours & Events

The Tropic House Frutigen offers various guided tours. The public tours every Sunday at 2.00 pm offer an insight into the different areas of the tropical house. On adventure or special tours, listening is supplemented with activities such as workshops or treasure hunts.

 

In addition, numerous events take place around the tropical forest and fish farming.

How about a New Year's Eve party under palm trees?

Informative guided tours are available for groups. Simply choose your favourite from the exciting and interactive guided tours on offer.

Children

Discovery tour for kids

Join a discovery tour at the Tropenhaus Frutigen and and let Lili the marmot show you the habitat of the sturgeon in the tropical house or teach you about the plants of magic and sorcery.

  • Interactive tours with different themes
  • for children aged four and over
  • Approx. 90 minutes
  • Price: CHF 15.00 per child, incl. small snack
  • Registration required
  • Minimum number of participants: 4 children

The sturgeon at the Tropenhaus

2 April 2022, 2.00 to 3.30 p.m.
Lili will visit her old friend, the sturgeon, and explain how and where it lives in nature, what it eats, why we need to protect it and much more! To finish off, you will make yourself a great fish souvenir..

Lili’s favourite plants, the banana tree and the cacao tree

3 September 2022, 2.00 to 3.30 p.m.
Lili has plenty to tell you about the banana tree and the cacao tree! Do you know how much water a banana needs for it to get nice and yellow? Do you know what chocolate is made of? You’ll learn all that and more on a tour with Lili through the tropical garden. You can make your own cocoa powder, and you’ll whip up your own chocolate banana as a snack!

Lili’s Christmas punch 

3 December 2022, 2.00 to 3.30 p.m.
Lili shows you what it takes to make a good, delicious-smelling Christmas punch! Together, you’ll look for the ingredients in the garden and prepare the punch. You’ll also get the recipe for it and can then prepare a proper Lili punch at home for the family. You will decorate lovely Christmas biscuits, which you can take home in a small box.

Turtle wash and weigh day

6 March, 12 June and 9 October 2022, 2.00 to 3.00 p.m.

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 Today (Friday) open

Exhibition, Shop and Tropical Garden

We–Sun 10.00–17.30 hours 

Restaurant Tropical Garden

We–Sat 10.00–23.00 hours
Sun       10.00–17.30 hours

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.

Company vacations 2023

From 9 to 24 January 2023
From 3 to 18 July 2023

 

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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