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Guided railway walk along the Lötschberg southern approach

Tracing the BLS mountain line – enjoy a beautiful and varied walk along the southern approach to the Lötschberg Tunnel from Hohtenn to Ausserberg, guided by an expert.

Over a few short kilometres, the «Lötschberg Southern Approach» walking trail impressively demonstrates the variety of the BLS mountain line and the special challenges faced when building a railway through the mountains. With the help of your expert guide, the well-established walking trail allows you to get to know BLS in an intimate and vivid way.

You’ll learn fascinating facts about:

  • the construction of the route from 1906 to 1913,

  • the Luogelkin Viaduct and the Bietschtal Bridge,

  • the dual-track expansion along the Hohtenn–Ausserberg section,

  • the protection against natural hazards and the BLS rail operations in the area.

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    Dates Available on 12.09.2020

    • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Cancled
    • Saturday, September 12, 2020

    The registration is only possible against prepayment via our webshop.
    In case of bad weather conditions the hike will be cancelled at the latest the day before and postponed by 1 week.

    Guided group tours

    For groups of 6 persons or more, the offer can be booked daily from May to October as well as September and October on request


    Subject to change without prior notice


    Guided tour

    • CHF 20.00 Guided railway walk excl. train ticket


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


    Group size

    Minimum number of participants 6 persons


    From 12 years accompanied by an adult (free of charge, registration required).


    • sturdy footwear
    • weather-appropriate clothing
    • picnic and drinks
      rest area at Rarnerchumma (after approx. 2 hours)

    Meeting point

    Hohtenn Railway Station


    12.05–16.30 hours (Hiking time approx. 3.5 hours)


    If you wish, we can organise an aperitif after the hike at the Hotel Bahnhof Ausserberg


    It is the responsibility of the participants to take out appropriate insurance

    Plan journey

    Travel relaxed by train to Hohtenn. Your guide will be waiting for you directly at the station.

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