About us

Tropenhaus Frutigen plays a pioneering role in the use of renewable energy in the Alps. We farm fish and grow fruit and bring to life the related themes and services in a very relatable hands-on way that can be experienced by all the senses.

The Tropenhaus Frutigen project was launched in 2002 with a feasibility study. In 2003, the start-up Tropenhaus Frutigen AG was set up with headquarters in Frutigen. Tropenhaus Frutigen opened to the public on 21 November 2009.

In June 2017, Tropenhaus Frutigen AG then merged with the Coop Genossenschaft and since then has operated as an independent division of Coop with Nicolas Buchmann as Chief Executive.