Once-in-a-lifetime experience as a steamboat captain

In the wheelhouse on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

Make your dream come true of standing in the wheelhouse of a steamboat. In the wheelhouse of one of our two historic paddle steamers, you can learn the secrets of commanding such a vessel from an experienced ship’s captain. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

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Travel schedule on Lake Thun aboard the PS “Blümlisalp”


Saturday, from 7 May 2022 to 25 May 2022
Monday to Saturday, from 26 May to 23 October 2022

12.40 hours: Departure from Thun aboard the PS “Blümlisalp”
14.49 hours: Arrival at Interlaken West

Meeting point by the boat landing stage 15 minutes before departure.

Subject to change without prior notice. Conducted in German only.

The PS “Blümlisalp”

This venerable lady is a historic two-deck saloon steamer dating from the Belle Epoque era.

Travel schedule on Lake Brienz aboard the PS “Lötschberg”


From Monday to Saturday, from 26 May to 18 September 2022 

11.07 hours: Departure from Interlaken Ost aboard the PS “Lötschberg”
13.53 hours: Arrival at Interlaken Ost 

Meeting point by the boat landing stage 15 minutes before departure.

Subject to change without prior notice. Conducted in German only.

The PS “Lötschberg”

There is no steamboat in Switzerland restored with greater historical accuracy than the jewel of Lake Brienz. Here you will personally experience romance and nostalgia.


Price, all-inclusive offer

  • CHF 650.00 Adults
  • CHF 600.00 Half-Fare travelcard
  • CHF 550.00 GA travelcard

Included in the price:

  • Travel in the steamboat's wheelhouse
  • Viewing of the engine room 
  • Description of the steamboat with its history and key figures 
  • Welcome drink with appetisers
  • Commemorative certificate
  • Commemorative gift
  • Guidance from an experienced “seaman”, who will introduce you to the world of navigation during the trip and draw your attention to highlights around the lake.

Reservation required. Bookings taken no later than seven days before the trip. Only one guided tour a day.

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