Lötschberg Base Tunnel
Visit this masterpiece of railway engineering
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
- North portal and intervention staircase ("the widest staircase in Europe")
- Trip by minibus into the tunnel system, guided tour of the Mitholz technical centre, 1:1 scale test track and exclusive view through a special window into the railway tunnel
Die Tour beginnt im Besucherzentrum der BLS in Frutigen. Zunächst erhalten Sie anhand eines Modells einen ersten Eindruck vom Tunnelsystem und seiner Funktionsweise. Mit einem Kleinbus fahren wir anschließend zum Nordportal und besichtigen die Interventionstreppe. Weiter geht die Fahrt nach Mitholz und wir tauchen in die faszinierende Welt des Lötschberg-Basistunnels ein. Dazu gehört eine Besichtigung der Technikzentrale Mitholz, der Versuchsstrecke im Massstab 1:1 sowie ein exklusiver Blick in den Eisenbahntunnel, wo die Züge mit 200km/h dicht an uns vorbeirauschen.
|Meeting point||BLS Visitor Centre in the historic Frutigen train station|
|Group size||6–24 persons|
Sturdy shoes, warm clothing
|Walking distance||1.5 km, good physical fitness on the part of participants is assumed
(the temperature is 18°)
|Children||Children must be at least 12 years old and may only take part in the tour if accompanied by an adult. The tour is free of charge for children aged 12 to 15. They must nevertheless be listed on the registration form.|
Would you like to enjoy a meal before or after your guided tour in the charming premises of the historic Frutigen railway station? Whether a hearty snack, a cosy aperitif or an uncomplicated stand-up lunch, we would be happy to organise the catering according to your wishes.
Public guided tours
At least once a month there are also public guided tours for private persons. Info and dates.
Guided tours for schools 7th - 9th grade
Special tour 2.5 hours
6-12 participants CHF 60.– flat rate
from 13-24 participants CHF 5.– per person
Private group tour (from 6 persons)
- CHF 25.00 Adults from 16 years
- CHF 5.00 Children from 12-15 years
Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to Alteration / The journey to Frutigen is not included in the Price
Included in the price
- Mineral water
- Loan of a helmet and vest
Free for every tenth participant
Private group tours for groups of 6 or more are possible at any time upon reservation.
Children must be at least 12 years old and may only take part in the tour if accompanied by an adult.
Please send us your reservation request as soon as possible. Individual requests are welcome. We look forward to hearing from you.
How to get there
Groups of ten people or more Benefit from 30% discount off the normal fare
Our BLS Travel Centres will be happy to organise all your transport for you, so making the arrangements is a breeze. Fill in the handy online form at least two working days before your group trip is due to start – and simply leave the rest to us.