Public guided tour

Lötschberg Base Tunnel

Visit this masterpiece of railway engineering

Catch a fascinating glimpse in the mountain: A minibus takes you from Frutigen into the tunnel system, where you can marvel at the Mitholz control centre. Experience the trains pass by – a special window in the tunnel wall ensures you won’t miss a thing. The test track which is to scale and the 320-metre wide intervention stairs at the north portal are also impressive.

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    Public tours

    • Wednesday, 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29 July 2020
    • Wednesday, August 5 / 19, 2020
    • Wednesday, 2 / 30 September 2020
    • Wednesday, 14 October 2020
    • Wednesday, 18 November 2020

    Duration

    13.30–16.30 hours

    Registration

    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

    Rates

    • CHF 25.00 Individual tour, per person pro Teilnehmer

    Included in the price

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

    Concessions

    Free for every tenth participant

     

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

    Notes

    Group size

    6 to 28 participants

    Children

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

    Equipment

    • Sturdy shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • 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%)

    Meeting point

    BLS Visitor Centre in the historic Frutigen train station

    Duration

    3 hours (13.30–16.30 Hours)

    Book a speaker

    Would you like to offer a presentation on the construction and operation of the Lötschberg base tunnel at your event? On request, we can put you in touch with the right speaker.

    Train journey for groups

    Book your journey at your BLS Travel Centre or online via the order form for groups.

    Plan journey

    Travel relaxed by train to Frutigen. From Frutigen railway station, it is about 5 minutes' walk to the BLS Visitor Centre.

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