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St. Beatus Caves

· 1 review · Cave · Bernese Oberland · 658 m · open today
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Explore the impressive natural spectacle in the Bernese Oberland
Go on a voyage of discovery into the magical world of water and stone in the St. Beatus Caves and listen to the sound of the water rushing and dripping. The impressive stalactite formations and the unique shapes and colours in the caves will fascinate you.

A walkway takes you from the car park through the forest up to the cave entrance. On the way, you cross several bridges while walking over the waterfall that falls out of the cave. Listen to the rushing and dripping of the water. The St. Beatus Caves are one of the most popular excursion destinations on Lake Thun. About 14 km of the extensive cave system have been explored to date. During your visit, you can explore one kilometre of the caves on your own.
The paths through the cave passages are secured and, thanks to modern electric lighting, are easy to walk through. Take a tour through the mighty stalactite formations and be enchanted by the unique shapes and colours in the various grottos. Inside the mountain, stalactites and stalagmites await you, formed over millions of years. Even today, the St. Beatus Caves with their inner canyons, imposing halls and bubbling waterfalls radiate a special power. Along the way, 25 information boards in German and English provide you with background information about the St. Beatus Caves. Complete your tour with a visit to the cave museum and learn exciting facts about cave exploration.

Natural enjoyment for young and old

An unforgettable nature experience awaits you in the St. Beatus Caves, guaranteed to be worth a trip. Children can also enjoy themselves on a spacious playground with a kite slide. In the midst of the beautiful natural landscape, the Panorama Restaurant invites you to linger and enjoy. Let your gaze wander over Lake Thun and the breathtaking mountain scenery while you indulge in culinary delights.

New year-round opening

The St. Beatus Caves are open daily during the summer season (April to October) and on weekends during the winter season (November to March). Group events can also take place outside normal opening hours. Find out about the varied group offers and the diverse range of events at

Your highlights at a glance

  • Imposing dripstone caves with impressive grottos, halls and gorges
  • Individual tour through the magical world of water and stone
  • Natural enjoyment in the restaurant STEIN & SEIN with a view of Lake Thun
  • Exclusive candlelight cave raclette in winter
  • Various group offers on request

To note to make your excursion perfect

  • Daily from 09.00 hrs, in the winter season on Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 hrs open
  • Photographing and filming permitted in the cave, tripods are not allowed and must be deposited at the ticket office
  • Warm clothing recommended, cave temperature is 8 - 10°C
  • Access by bus, boat or car possible
  • Parking spaces available in the immediate vicinity
  • Combined offers with the boat trip

Personal tip
"An overwhelming feeling came over me during my individual tour of the caves. The colourful and partly glittering rock formations in combination with the roaring of the waterfalls was just magical."

Opening hours

open today
Open Mar 25, 2023 through Nov 11, 2023 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 09:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 25, 2023 through Nov 12, 2023 from Fri and Sat 09:00–20:15 .
_________________________________ Summer season (April - October): daily from 09.00 to 17.00 (Friday & Saturday until 20.30) Winter season (November - March): every Saturday & Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
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Update: May 19, 2023


2'626'289E 1'170'387N
46.684187, 7.782269
46°41'03.1"N 7°46'56.2"E
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St. Beatus Caves

Staatsstrasse 974
3800 Sundlauenen
Phone +41 33 841 16 43

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