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Guest Programme



Pony Rides

Wednesday - Saturday on request, April - August, October- November

Children’s rides on Icelandic horses. Children can help with cleaning and saddling the ponies before heading out on a guided tour of the beautiful Waldegg. After the ride, the pony can be given a treat.

Suitable for: children from the age of 5, with or without riding experience
Duration: short (40 mins) or long (60 mins) tour
Price: from CHF 25.00 / Child (changes subjected)

Rides on Icelandic horses for advanced riders:
Independently clean and saddle the pony before heading out on a guided tour of the wonderful area around Beatenberg, then unsaddle the pony and give it a treat.

Suitable for: children and adults with good riding knowledge
Duration: 60 mins or 90 mins

More offers: 2-hour ride with or without picnic, pony afternoon, children’s birthday parties
Information & registration: Karin Frutiger, Tel. 0041 79 383 99 81

Cheese-Making Experience in the Justistal Valley

Visit an Alpine lodge in the romantic Justistal Valley to find out how real Alpine cheese is made. The cheesemaker will be happy to answer your questions. You’ll also be served a small Alpine farmer’s meal.

Tuesdays from June to September. Available on Fridays on request.

Meeting point: 7:15am at the tourist centre
Duration: approx. 3-4 hours
Price: CHF 25.00 for adults, CHF 10.00 for children
Please note: please dress for the weather, and wear sturdy footwear
Participants per group: 20 people
Registration: Beatenberg Tourismus, Tel. 0041 33 841 18 18

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Swiss Raclette in the St. Beatus caves

The St. Beatus caves at the Lake Thun are a famous tourist attraction in the Bernese Oberland. Since 1904 guests from all over the world are visiting the caves. The new offer allows you to enjoy a candle light swiss raclette in the St. Beatus caves. This experience provides unforgettable moments.

Whole year, every Wednesday, on request on other days as well 06.00-09.00 p.m.

Meeting point:parking lot Staatsstrasse, Bus station STI Beatushöhlen
Duration: 3 hours
Price: CHF 71.00 per participant, CHF 55.00 per participant with guest card
Please note: minimum 8 persons, reservation until Tuesday evening, wear warm clothes (it's chilly inside the caves)
Registration: InCave GmbH,, Tel. 0041 76 338 10 62

The swiss alphorn and its history

You will have the opportunity to experience a part of Swiss customs and tradition. Together with an alphorn blower you have the possibility to try to blow an alphorn yourself. With pleasure the alphorn player will as well answer your questions concerning this tradition.

Additional information: daily on request (when good weather)

Meeting point: Parking area Waldegg
Price: CHF 5.00 per person
Registration: Beatenberg Tourismus, Tel. 0041 33 841 18 18

Visit to Festung Waldbrand

Visit to Festung Waldbrand, a place of unrivalled experiences, high above Lake Thunersee.

Every Friday, July & August, every 1st & 3rd Friday in May and June

Suitable for: children from 10 years, adults and school groups
Meeting point: Waldbrand car park
Time: 02.00 p.m.
Please note: minimum group size of 10 people. Please dress in warm clothing and wear sturdy footwear.

Price: CHF 15.00 for adults, CHF 10.00 for children aged 6-16, CHF 10.00 for members of the armed forces in uniform (tours outside the times stated above are possible on request, prices depend on number of participants, starting from CHF 150.00)

Operator: Festungsmuseum Waldbrand AG
Registration: before 4 p.m. the previous day at Beatenberg Tourismus, Tel. 0041 33 841 18 18

Visit to the Fischbalmen Bunkers

We will guide you through the authentic Fischbalmen infantry bunkers, where you can learn all about the Swiss Army’s defence system from the beginning of the 2nd World War until the end of the Cold War.

Suitable for children and adults, unfortunately not wheelchair-accessible

Official tours: from March - November 2017 from 2:10pm and 3:40pm on the following dates:

15th April / 13th May / 10th June / 24th June / 08th July / 22nd July / 12th August / 26th August / 02nd September /
16th September / 30st September/ 07th October / 14th October / 28th October / 04th November

Duration: 1 – ½ hours
Meeting point: in front of the Restaurant Beatenbucht on Lake Thunersee
Price: CHF 8.00 for adults, free for children under 14 years
Groups on request, CHF 75.00 for up to 10 people and CHF 8.00 for each further person
Please note: Please dress in warm clothing and wear sturdy footwear

Tours for up to 10 people outside official opening times are available on request:
Infanteriebunker Fischbalmen: info@bunker-fischbalmen or 0041 (0) 79 778 89 76 or
                                            Beatenberg Tourismus Tel. 0041 33 841 18 18

Hear the Nettles Grow

Create your own tea blend: on an adventure walk through the area surrounding Beatenberg, herb connoisseur and chemist Markus Metzger will show you a range of native medicinal plants. You’ll find out a wealth of interesting information about these plants, including how to make them into medicines. You’ll then get the chance to mix your very own herbal tea.

Requirements: sturdy footwear, sun and rain protection
Meeting point: at the tourist centre bus stop
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Price: CHF 25.00, including a bag of tea
Max. group size: 12 people
Information & registration: Markus Metzger, Tel. 0041 33 841 12 30,,

Niederhornbahn Offers

Nature and Game Watching

Experience ibex and Alpine roses up close and personal: the early bird really does get the worm. As the first visitors of the day, you’ll be taken up the Niederhorn on a special trip. A local wildlife specialist will accompany you towards the Gemmenalphorn to the ibex colonies. With a bit of luck, you’ll also discover chamois, groundhogs and the king of the air - the golden eagle.

Every Thursday, 6th June - 28th September 2017

Suitable for: adults and children from 6 years
Meeting point: Niederhornbahn valley station
Duration: 7am - approx. 12:30pm
Price: CHF 34.00 from Beatenberg (children half price, or free with the Junior Card. Niederhornbahn family discounts apply.)
Please note: Please bring sturdy footwear, a camera and snacks. Only available on request
Information & registration: Niederhornbahn, Tel. 0041 33 841 08 41, /


Autumn Wonder

Are grey November days getting you down? Then travel with us towards the sun. We’ll take you up the Niederhorn during the maintenance season in November and December. Up here, you’ll be overtaken with a feeling of wide, open space that makes you want to spread out your arms and fly. Enjoy views of the impressive Nebelmeer and the majestic mountain panorama.

Each Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the railways and the self-service part of the railway house are in use. The Autumn Wonder offer applies from 13th November to 18th December 2017.
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