Public guided tour

Ferden emergency stop area

Take a look inside the Lötschberg Base Tunnel

Learn more about the construction and operation of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel on a guided tour. A look behind the scenes promises many exciting and interesting things, such as:

  • BLS Visitor Centre with a model of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel
  • Trip in a minibus from Mitholz through the shell tunnel to Ferden
  • Tour of the Ferden emergency stop and ventilation centre
  • Tour of the Mitholz technical centre
  • Coronavirus Due to the current situation (Covid-19), this offer is not available until further notice.
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    Availability Available on 25.08.2021

    Public tours

    • Wednesday, 5th May 2021
    • Wednesday, 25th August 2021
    • Wednesday, 3rd November 2021


    13.30–17.00 hours


    The registration is obligatory and only possible against prepayment via our webshop.

    Group tours

    For groups of 6 persons or more, the offer can be booked daily on request.


    Subject to change without prior notice


    • CHF 29.00 Guided tour per participant per participant

    Included in the price

    • Guided tour
    • Mineral water
    • Lloan of a helmet and vest 

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


    Meeting point

    BLS Visitor Center, Obere Bahnhofstrasse 29, 3714 Frutigen


    3 hours and 30 minutes (13.30–17.00 hours)

    Group size

    Minimum 6 people, maximum 28 people


    Minimum age of 12 years, only in company of an adult, 12-15 years free of charge (registration required)


    • Sturdy shoes
    • A helmet, vest and mineral water are provided
    • Walking distance in the tunnel: 1.5 kilometres. 
      Good physical fitness on the part of participants is assumed 
      (the temperature is 28°, humidity up to 80%)

    Plan journey

    Travel comfortably by train to Frutigen. From the railway station Frutigen it is a 3-minute walk to the BLS Visitor Cenre.

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