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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition, numerous events take place around the tropical forest and fish farming.
Opening times Tomorrow Wednesday open
Exhibition, Shop and Tropical Garden
We–Sun 10.00–17.30 hours
Restaurant Tropical Garden
We–Sat 10.00–23.00 hours
Sun 10.00–18.00 hours
Table reservation by phone +41 33 672 11 43 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the special opening hours due to exclusive occasions or closed events.
Company vacations 2022
From 10 to 23 January 2022
From 4th to 17 July 2022
Subject to change without prior notice