Public guided tour

Lötschberg Base Tunnel

Visit this masterpiece of railway engineering

Catch a fascinating glimpse in the mountain: A minibus takes you from Frutigen into the tunnel system, where you can marvel at the Mitholz control centre. Experience the trains pass by – a special window in the tunnel wall ensures you won’t miss a thing. The test track which is to scale and the 320-metre wide intervention stairs at the north portal are also impressive.


The tour starts at the BLS Visitor Centre in Frutigen. First you will get a first impression of the tunnel system and how it works by means of a model. We then travel by minibus to the north portal and visit the intervention staircase. The journey continues to Mitholz and we immerse ourselves in the fascinating world of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel. This includes a tour of the Mitholz technical centre, the 1:1 scale test track and an exclusive look into the railway tunnel, where the trains rush closely in front of us at 200km/h.

Meeting point BLS Visitor Centre, Obere Bahnhofstrasse 29, 3714 Frutigen
Duration 3 hours (13.30–16.30)
Groupe size 6–28 persons
Children Children must be at least 12 years old and may only take part in the tour if accompanied by an adult. For children from 12 to 15 years, the tour is free of charge. Registration in the webshop is nevertheless required.
Equipment Sturdy shoes. warm clothing
A helmet, vest and mineral water are provided
Walking distance 1.5 km, good physical fitness on the part of participants is assumed 

Dates 2022 Available on 31.08.2022

The guided tour of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel takes place on the Wednesday afternoons listed below and lasts 3 hours. The number of participants is limited. Please buy your ticket early in the BLS webshop.

For groups of 6 or more, this guided tour can be booked daily on request. You determine the date and time. Please use our registration form.

Public tunnel tours Wed. 13.30–16.30

  • 03 / 17 / 31 August 2022 German / English
  • 21 / 28 September 2022 German
  • 05 October 2022 German
  • 09 November 2022 German
  • 07 December 2022 German



Für Gruppen ab 6 Personen ist diese Führung auf Anfrage täglich buchbar. Datum und Uhrzeit bestimmen Sie. Nutzen Sie dafür unser Anmeldeformular.


Guided tour of the tunnel

  • CHF 27.00 Adults from 16 years per person
  • free Children 12–15 years

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to Alteration / The journey to Frutigen is not included in the price.

Included in the price

  • Mineral water
  • Lloan of a helmet and vest

Booking & Tickets Registration required

Place reservation & advance booking

Registration is required. Reserve your place for the desired date and buy your ticket conveniently via our webshop.

Payment options

  • Twint
  • Reka
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
  • PostFinance Card
  • Invoice (Byjuno billing)

How to get there

Travel relaxed by train to Frutigen. From Frutigen railway station, it is about 5 minutes' walk to the BLS Visitor Centre.

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