Guided railway walk along the Lötschberg southern approach for groups

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.

  • Coronavirus Due to the current situation (Covid-19), this offer is not available until further notice.

On 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.

Availability Today (Wednesday) open

The offer is available on request for groups from 6 persones daily from May to June, as well as from September to October.
Cancellation in poor weather on the preceding day with rain-check date


Subject to change without prior notice


Group tour

  • CHF 20.00 Guided railway walk excl. train ticket


Price includes

  • Guided walk


Every 10th participant free of charge


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


Meeting point

Hohtenn Railway Station at 10.05 hours


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


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


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

Aperitif on request

at the Hotel Bahnhof Ausserberg


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.

Weather Today: partly cloudy 4/16°

Today partly cloudy 4/16°
Tomorrow partly cloudy 5/14°
Friday overcast, light rain 3/15°
Saturday light showers 4/13°
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