Special offers

Frutigen Tropical House

Experience the wonderful greenery

At the foot of the Bernese Alps, there’s a paradise waiting to be discovered – the Frutigen Tropical House. The Alpine water, the fish farm and the tropical gardens – a harmonious trio under one roof, as well as a triply innovative energy concept.

Thanks to the heat generated by the mountain run-off from the Lötschberg Base Tunnel, fish and plants that thrive in warmer climates have been successfully bred in hothouses in Frutigen since 2009. The hothouses in the tropical garden are freely accessible; however, you shouldn’t miss out on a visit to the exhibition, which is subject to an entry fee. Here you will learn in impressive fashion how this green oasis amidst the Alps was created and how the naturally warm water from the Lötschberg is used to grow tropical fruits and produce caviar. There is a special adventure tour for children. At the end, you have the option of purchasing tropical fruits in the shop or of tasting these in the restaurant.

The RegioExpress Lötschberger will bring you to Frutigen in less than 45 minutes, with no changes required. A short walk takes you directly to the Tropenhaus Frutigen.

 

Special offer 10% discount

Buy a return journey by public transport and take advantage of the special offer with a reduction of  10% discount on admission to the Tropical House and 20% discount on the journey to Frutigen and back

The advantages for you:

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

Example of a reduced price for admission to the tropical home of Frutigen

  • CHF 16.20 Adults instead of CHF 18.00
  • CHF 12.15 Students instead of CHF 13.50
  • CHF 8.10 Children (6 - 15.99 years) instead of CHF 9.00
  • CHF 12.15 Retiree instead of CHF 13.50

Can I also buy the special offer offline?

Yes, you can buy the special offer as a "RailAway-Kombi" in the BLS Travel Centers and at the ticket counters in the Swiss train stations 
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    Neu! Escape Games Tropenhaus

    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.

    Permanent exhibition

    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.

    Notes

    Jeden Sonntag um 14 Uhr
    Hier gedeiht alles, was wertvoll ist: Tiere, Pflanzen und auch Wissen. Das Tropenhaus verlässt man nach jedem Besuch immer etwas schlauer - erst recht nach einer öffentlichen Führung.

    Mit dieser Führung erhalten Sie Einblicke in die verschiedenen Bereiche des Tropenhaus Frutigen. Ideal, um danach die Ausstellung und den Tropengarten auf eigene Faust noch selber zu erkunden.

    Dauer: 1.5 Stunden
    Sprache: deutsch
    Kosten: CHF 15.- pro Person, exkl. Eintritt in die Ausstellung
    Treffpunkt: Shop/Kasse
    Keine Voranmeldung notwendig

    Guided tours

    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.

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      Opening times

      Opening times, tropical garden and restaurant Tropengarten

      Wed–Sat 10.00–23.00 hours
      Sun        10.00–18.00 hours
      Closed Monday and Tuesday, except bank holiday

      Exhibition

      Wed–Sun 10.00–17.30 hours (last admission: 16.30 hours) 

      Closed Monday and Tuesday, except bank holiday

      Official holidays and annual closing

       24 and 25 December

       

      Subject to change without prior notice

      For children

      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.

       

      Entry prices

      • CHF 27.00 Family combo (1 adult + children)
      • CHF 45.00 Family combo (2 adults + children)
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        Restaurant

        Tropengarten Restaurant at Tropenhaus Frutigen

        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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          Events

          Events im Restaurant Tropengarten

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          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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