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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.



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

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

Experience Wolhusen

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 fine-dining restaurant.

Opening times Today (Sunday) open

Opening times, tropical garden and restaurant

Wed–Sun                 09.00–17.00 hours
Lunch service          12.00–14.30 hours 

Opening times, Restaurant Nucleus for dinner

Wed, Thurs, Sun      17.30–23.00 hours 
Fri, Sat                     18.30–23.00 hours

Subject to change without prior notice

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.

Weather & webcam Today: rain 8/12°

Today rain 8/12°
Tomorrow light showers 7/13°
Tuesday showers 8/9°
Wednesday heavy rain 8/9°

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