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


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 

Availability Available on 24.08.2022

Public tours

  • Wednesday, 4th May 2022
  • Wednesday, 24th August 2022
  • Wednesday, 2nd November 2022


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

Public tunnel tours Wed. 13.30–16.30

  • 03 / 17 / 31 August 2022 German / English
  • 09 November 2022 German



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


  • CHF 29.00 Guided tour per participant per participant
  • gratis All-inclusive offer 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

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)

Plan journey

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

Weather & webcam Today: sunny 12/28°

Today sunny 12/28°
Tomorrow thunderstorm 13/27°
Monday thunderstorms possible 14/25°
Tuesday fair weather 13/28°

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