Infanteriebunker Fischbalmen


General Information

Clothing: Regardless of season, the temperature in the bunker ranges between 8 - 14 degrees Celsius (46 - 57 degrees Fahrenheit). Even in summer, we recommend a jacket. For your comfort, wear walking shoes or hiking boots.

Guided tours: To reach the entrance of the bunker from the meeting place, you will need to make a 10-15 minute walk that begins on a street and continues on a gently inclined trail. Good shoes are recommended.

Guided tours meet in front of the Beatenbucht Restaurant, next to the Beatenberg-Niederhorn cable car station. The Tours starts always on time! The presentation and guided tour of the facility lasts approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours.

Unfortunately, the facility is not wheelchair accessible.

Refreshments and Dining: The Beatenbucht Restaurant, situated directly on the Lake of Thun with stunning views of the lake and mountains, serves light meals or snacks, as well as elegant dinners, or is ideal to celebrate festive occasions.

Bunker visit and hiking combined: Visiting the bunker can be easily combined with a beautiful hike. From Thun or Interlaken West you have the possibility to go by boat or bus to the Beatenbucht station. You will find also a large car park near the Beatenbucht cable car station. The trail (Pilgrim of St. James) leads right past the bunker to the village of Merligen, to the Beatus Caves, to Unterseen - Interlaken or up to Beatenberg.

Insurance and Liability: Accident insurance is the responsibility of the visitor. For loss, damage or contamination of valuables, clothes, shoes or other items, we can assume no liability.


Official dates 2017: From March to October at 2:10 pm and 3:40 pm on the following dates:
Saturday, 18th March - Saturday, 15th April - Saturday, 13th May - Saturday, 10th June - Saturday, 8th July - Saturday, 22th July - Saturday, 12th August - Saturday, 26th August - Saturday, 2 September - Saturday, 16th September - Saturday, 30th September - Saturday, 7th October - Saturday, 14th October - Saturday, 28th October - Saturday, 4th November.

Guided tours: Guided tours up to 10 people outside the official opening times are gladly accepted - Contact: / phone +41 (0) 79 778 89 76 or Beatenberg Tourism phone +41 (0) 33 841 18 18.

Prices: Adults CHF 8.– / children under 14 years free
Groups up 10 people CHF 75.–, each additional person CHF 8.–
Flyer: Download (PDF)
Contact/enquiry: e-mail or phone +41 (0)79 778 89 76

Getting there

By car from Thun or Interlaken. Use the car park at the cable car station Beatenberg. Arriving by train / bus: From SBB Thun or Interlaken by STI bus. Stop at Beatenbucht. LINK