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The Bernese Oberland village of Frutigen is situated in the Kandertal at the intersection with the Engstligental. Frutigen is a traffic hub; travellers to Adelboden must change from train to bus here.
Frutigen is home to the northern portal of the Lötschberg base tunnel. The trains travelling through the 34.6 kilometre long tunnel do not stop at Frutigen station, but trains travelling between Bern and Brig still run on the old Lötschberg line with a halt at Frutigen. Railways play a leading role in Frutigen’s leisure activities: The «Promenade Ferroviaire» is a circuit trail of around 4 kilometres’ length (around 1 ½ hour walk) with information signs on local landmarks and the construction of the new Lötschberg base tunnel. A detour can be taken to Tellenberg above the impressive railway viaduct over the Kander. Railway enthusiasts will enjoy the Frutigen-Kandersteg Railway Theme Path: it leads past detailed information points along the BLS mountain line to Kandersteg. Another highlight is the BLS northern ramp from Kiental (Ramslauenen) to Kandersteg with its many safety barriers on the steep slopes, erected 100 years ago to secure the railway line.

Another theme path is the Kulturpfad (culture trail) Frutigland through the Engstlig, Kander, Kien and Frutig Valleys. The trail gives insight into settlement and agriculture in mountainous regions, historic background, spiritual legacy of the valleys’ inhabitants and typical architectural and artisanal styles.

The surplus heat of the mountain massif runs in a small stream from the new basis tunnel and is used to heat a tropical plantation and to rear sturgeon. The benefits of this are twofold: there is no expensive cooling process required and the energy supplied helps implement an innovative idea. Frutigen’s «Tropenhaus» has a modern information centre and restaurant.

The Blausee is not far from Frutigen: this deep blue lake with its crystal clear waters lies in an idyllic setting in a traffic-free nature park covering an area of 20 hectares. Attractions include a trout farm, boat trips, walks and a restaurant.

Highlights

  • Hanging bridge – 153 metres long. One of the longest pedestrian hanging bridges in Europe. Crosses the Engstligental at a height of 38 metres - a wetland landscape of national significance - above Frutigen.
  • Tropenhaus – tropical building using ecology-friendly surplus heat to raise sturgeon and exotic fruit.
  • Railway theme paths – several theme paths in Frutigen and environs with information on the old and new railway lines through the valley.
  • Tellenburg – ruins of a fortress overlooking the Kander railway viaduct. Built by the Zähringians in the 12th century.
The Bernese Oberland village of Frutigen is situated in the Kandertal at the intersection with the Engstligental. Frutigen is a traffic hub; travellers to Adelboden must change from train to bus here.
Frutigen is home to the northern portal of the Lötschberg base tunnel. The trains travelling through the 34.6 kilometre long tunnel do not stop at Frutigen station, but trains travelling between Bern and Brig still run on the old Lötschberg line with a halt at Frutigen. Railways play a leading role in Frutigen’s leisure activities: The «Promenade Ferroviaire» is a circuit trail of around 4 kilometres’ length (around 1 ½ hour walk) with information signs on local landmarks and the construction of the new Lötschberg base tunnel. A detour can be taken to Tellenberg above the impressive railway viaduct over the Kander. Railway enthusiasts will enjoy the Frutigen-Kandersteg Railway Theme Path: it leads past detailed information points along the BLS mountain line to Kandersteg. Another highlight is the BLS northern ramp from Kiental (Ramslauenen) to Kandersteg with its many safety barriers on the steep slopes, erected 100 years ago to secure the railway line.

Another theme path is the Kulturpfad (culture trail) Frutigland through the Engstlig, Kander, Kien and Frutig Valleys. The trail gives insight into settlement and agriculture in mountainous regions, historic background, spiritual legacy of the valleys’ inhabitants and typical architectural and artisanal styles.

The surplus heat of the mountain massif runs in a small stream from the new basis tunnel and is used to heat a tropical plantation and to rear sturgeon. The benefits of this are twofold: there is no expensive cooling process required and the energy supplied helps implement an innovative idea. Frutigen’s «Tropenhaus» has a modern information centre and restaurant.

The Blausee is not far from Frutigen: this deep blue lake with its crystal clear waters lies in an idyllic setting in a traffic-free nature park covering an area of 20 hectares. Attractions include a trout farm, boat trips, walks and a restaurant.

Highlights

  • Hanging bridge – 153 metres long. One of the longest pedestrian hanging bridges in Europe. Crosses the Engstligental at a height of 38 metres - a wetland landscape of national significance - above Frutigen.
  • Tropenhaus – tropical building using ecology-friendly surplus heat to raise sturgeon and exotic fruit.
  • Railway theme paths – several theme paths in Frutigen and environs with information on the old and new railway lines through the valley.
  • Tellenburg – ruins of a fortress overlooking the Kander railway viaduct. Built by the Zähringians in the 12th century.
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Station & services

Adresse

Frutigen Tourismus
Dorfstrasse
3714 Frutigen
Tel. +41 (0)33 671 14 21
Fax. +41 (0)33 671 54 21
info@frutigen-tourismus.ch
www.frutigen-tourismus.ch

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