Tradition, sports, exotic delicacies and records: all in one municipality
Surrounded by the mountains Niesen, Männliflue, Gehrihorn and Drunengalm, Frutigen is certainly worth a visit. In summer, it is a paradise for hikers and cyclists; in winter, it is the skiers’ gateway to the mountains.
Whether you are travelling on your own, as a family or a group, or you are looking for a romantic getaway for two: Frutigen has something to offer for everyone with its chalets, holiday homes and farmhouses. The circuit trail “Promenade Ferroviaire” is the ideal starting point to explore the area. Alternatively, visitors can also pedal through the countryside. After all, Frutigen is a real paradise for cyclists. Another highlight of the region is the Hostalde suspension bridge. With a length of 153 m, it is one of the longest bridges of its kind in Europe.
Frutigen’s tropical fruits
A visit to the Tropenhaus is a must when you are in Frutigen. The warm water coming from the Lötschberg mountain helps to grow exotic fruits and to farm sturgeons. Visitors do not only enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere, but can also take part in a variety of events and try the numerous delicacies in the Tropenhaus restaurant.
Swimming in summer, tobogganing in winter
The Elsigen-Metsch ski resort is one of the highlights in the area. In summer, the green landscape with its hiking trails and the two scenic mountain lakes attracts visitors. Once winter arrives a blanket of snow covers the ground, and it is the start of the ski season. The toboggan run, which stretches over 3.5 km (2.17 miles), is as popular as the “Weisse Perle” ski route – a slope which guarantees an enjoyable and relaxing descent. Two snow parks offer children a place to romp and play while the professionals perform their stunts on the snowboard.