Public tour

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 selected section, 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.

Dates

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021
  • Saturday, September 11, 2021

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

Rates

Guided tour

  • CHF 20.00 Guided railway walk excl. train ticket

 

From 12 years, only accompanied by an adult, 12-15 years free of charge (registration mandatory)

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

Notes

Meeting point

Hohtenn Railway Station at 10.05 hours

Duration

5 hours 25 minutes, hiking time approx. 3 hours 30 minutes (10.05–15.30 hours)

Group size

Minimum number of participants 6 persons, maximum 20 persons

Children

From 12 years, only accompanied by an adult, 12-15 years free of charge (registration mandatory)

Equipment

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

Insurance

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

How to get there

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

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