St. Beatus-Höhlen

Beatenberg, BE

The St. Beatus Höhlen (caves) on Lake Thun near Interlaken are among the most famous and popular excursion destinations in Switzerland! Visitors can explore the inside of the mountain for about one kilometer on a well-developed and illuminated path. Discover stalactites and stalagmites that were created over millions of years and immerse yourself in this unique natural underground world.

The temperature in the caves is a constant 8-10°C year round, so bring warm clothes for your visit any time of year. You can also visit their cave museum and learn everything there is to know about caves and speleology with the help of an audio guide.

There is also an onsite panorama restaurant with a wonderful view over Lake Thun that serves hot meals daily until 16:00 as well as pizza and snacks after 17:00.

The caves are open daily from April until the end of October. During the winter months they are open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) only.

There are 2 smaller parking sites (fee extra) nearby on the road along the lake; from there you can reach the caves with an 8-10 minute walk. Alternatively, you may want to consider arriving by bus (also 8-20 minutes walk to the caves), or with a ship directly to the Schiffstation St. Beatus-Höhlen / Sundlauenen (20-25 minutes walk) or the Schiffstation Beatenbucht (60-70 minutes walk).

Entrance to both the caves and the associated museum costs CHF 19 for adults, CHF 11 for children ages 6-11, and CHF 49 for families (parents or grandparents and 2 children); dogs are welcome, but need a ticket for CHF 10.