Limited space in the restaurant

Due to the current circumstances, we currently have a limited number of places available at lunchtime. We recommend that you book a table in advance, otherwise no table can be guaranteed.

Thank you for your understanding.


This oasis in the Bernese Oberland offers a nature-themed experience for the whole family – and feels just like being on holiday!

Craft activity instructions

Make a model of a sturgeon or piece of exotic fruit to take a memento of Tropenhaus home with you.

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Admission prices for families

  • Family ticket: 1 adult (parent or grandparent) plus children (aged 6-16) CHF 27.00
  • Family ticket: 2 adults (parents or grandparents) plus children (aged 6-16) CHF 45.00

Family table

The family table in the tropical garden is perfect for a family outing. As well as family-friendly dishes, kid-sized chairs and Lili the Marmot colouring books, the restaurant has a play area within sight of the family table. Plus, the whole area is pram/buggy accessible, and there are baby changing stations close by.

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Exhibition with children's trail

Our Lili the Marmot audio guide shares information with kids in a fun way so even our youngest visitors can appreciate the fascinating tropical world and learn about sturgeon farming. The interactive exhibition features a variety of stations such as crayon rubbing stations, discovery points, a sturgeon aquarium with petting basin, and the tropical garden complete with various animals. Touching and sniffing positively encouraged! 

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Your own tailor-made family outing

We would be happy to help you arrange your own individual family outing. You can also submit an enquiry via our contact form. Just select the family outing option under guided tours and let us know what you would like to do.

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Adventures for young and old

With a tropical rainforest, Siberian sturgeon, alpine caviar and an interactive exhibition entitled "How the fish came to the mountain", there's always something new to discover at Tropenhaus Frutigen. Young and old adventurers alike can have fun acquiring a wealth of knowledge about topical issues such as nutrition, the environment and the sustainable use of energy. And if tummies start to rumble, it's time to visit the Tropengarten restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food prepared with our own produce as well as regional specialities with a tropical twist. Whether for a birthday party, a Sunday outing or simply for something a little bit different occasionally, Tropenhaus Frutigen is a destination packed with amazing green wonders to that will appeal to the whole family.

One exhibition – 4 stories

How about a voyage of discovery from the age of the dinosaurs all the way into the future? In our interactive exhibition you'll learn not only how the fish came to the mountain but also plenty of fascinating facts about caviar production and the clever use of natural energy sources. An audio guide covering topics from four different perspectives provides multifaceted insights. And to ensure that our youngest visitors don't miss out either, Lili the Marmot presents child-friendly information in a fun way. The admission price includes entry to the tropical garden.

Packages for families

Mother's Day

12 May 2024 Treat your mother to a tropical breakfast buffet with regional...