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Tropenhaus Wolhusen

Visit the tropics without having to leave Switzerland

Escape the cold of winter in Switzerland and enjoy the heat of the tropics. You can do so without having to go near an aeroplane – thanks to the newly re-opened Tropenhaus Wolhusen. Discover interesting facts about a wide variety of plants and tropical flora – such as how papayas grow and why some chillies are so hot – over the course of half a day. And with a little luck, you will be accompanied by an African leopard tortoise during your visit. The cherry on the icing of your visit is a meal at the Restaurant Nucleus, which serves a range of delicious foods.

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Experience the newly updated Tropenhaus. Let yourself be inspired by continuously changing activities on topics such as sustainability and biodiversity.

Food and drink

Food and drink at the Tropenhaus

Fresh from the garden and picked by hand. Before or after your visit to the tropical garden, you can enjoy a delicious lunch or treat yourself to a five- or seven-course dinner at the “Nucleus” fine-dining restaurant.

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    Opening times Today (Thursday) open

    Opening times, tropical garden and restaurant

    Wed–Sun                09.00–17.00 hours
    Hot Food     11.30–14.00 hours 

    Opening times, Restaurant Nucleus for dinner

    Thurs–Sun                18.30–23.00 hours 

    Subject to change without prior notice


    Entry prices

    • CHF 15.00 Adults
    • CHF 9.00 Children (from 5.99 years)
    • CHF 12.00 Trainees/students
    • CHF 12.00 OASI/IV

      Guided tours available on request.

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

    How to get there

    Take the train to Wolhusen (Canton of Lucerne). Continue with the bus no. 64 (towards Spital) and get off at the “Tropenhaus” stop.

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    Tomorrow partly cloudy -4/8°
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    Sunday partly cloudy 2/7°
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