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Tropenhaus Frutigen

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Tropenhausweg 1, Frutigen 3714, Switzerland
+41 33 672 11 44
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Experience the green paradise At the foot of the Bernese High Alps lies a paradise waiting to be discovered: Tropenhaus Frutigen. The mountain water, the fish farming and the tropical garden – a harmonious trio under one roof with three times the appeal, along with an innovative energy concept. The tropical atmosphere, fish farming and alpine setting form a unique combination world-wide. For example, it relies upon closed, resource-efficient material cycles and renewable energies. It reminds us that where it stands today once stood a tropical climate: 250 to 300 million years ago dinosaurs also lived here among the fish: the sturgeon that are bred in Tropenhaus Frutigen. "How the fish came to the mountain": the new permanent exhibition The new permanent exhibition at Tropenhaus Frutigen takes young and old visitors on a surprising journey of discovery. Sturgeon and caviar: the stars in the Restaurant Tropengarten The Restaurant Tropengarten is inspired on a daily basis by the high-quality products from fish and caviar farming and the abundance of fruits and spices from the tropical garden. They are the stars that the kitchen chefs passionately combine with seasonal – usually re-gional – products. The special atmosphere in the restaurant amidst the tropical plants is captivating, as is the cuisine – mouth-watering delicacies that make visitors feel as though they are actually in the tropics.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
19 Apr 2017
“Fish alive and fish on a plate”
24 Oct 2016
“Chef was excellent ”
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Tropenhausweg 1, Frutigen 3714, Switzerland
+41 33 672 11 44
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Unique and very exciting for big little people. with all senses trained included. 100% recommended. Also the fine restaurant with own exotics in the menus.

Thank lyckatill
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Tropenhaus doesn't only offer delicious food, exotic home grown fruit and caviar but also a tropical garden with beautiful flowers and plants as well as informations about how our existence began, and what we could do to keep our world a place for us.

Thank Aaretal
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting and beautifully created, the Tropenhaus in Frutigen teaches you a lot about the area and offers a sight quite unique with regard to the alpine location

Thank Christina v
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were so impressed with the chef who after being told by the waitress that my nephew was both gluten and egg intolerant, came to our table and helped choose a suitable meal... We started with the caviar and gluten free bread was provided. The...More

Thank kalisana72
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Tropenhaus is a caviar farm and also has greenhouses full of tropical and exotic plants. It also has a museum about energy usage as the speciality of the fish farm is using the naturally warm water from underground to be sustainable. The museum is...More

Thank Hazel S
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We booked a special valentines dinner in the Tropenhaus. The staff was very friendly and was able to answer most of our questions about the tropical plants and all of our inquiries about the 4 course menu. The tables were scattered all over the greenhouse....More

Thank uzapy
Eliane W, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Tropenhaus Frutigen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Dear Marko Many thanks for your kind comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you at the Tropenhaus once again in the near future. Warm regards, Eliane Marketing & Communication

Reviewed 28 October 2015

we were quite disappointed with the Tropenhaus. It seems the place is merely there to attract people to purchase caviar from the fish farm. I thought the Tropenhaus would be the main part of this attraction but really, i think the main part is the...More

Thank WoroJ
Eliane W, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Tropenhaus Frutigen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2015

Dear WoroJ, Indeed, the name „Tropenhaus“ is sometimes a little misleading. While we have a wonderful tropical garden with exotic plants, spices and fruits, the fish farm is an important part of the Tropenhaus concept. It is where the naturally warm mountain water is mainly...More

Reviewed 13 August 2015

A unique experience to visit and dine in the middle of a rainforest in the middle of Switzerland. Walk amongst tropical fruit trees and visit the sturgeon tanks and see how they make AMAZING caviar, and then have a coffee or lunch on the terrace...More

Thank Chris E
Eliane W, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Tropenhaus Frutigen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2015

Dear Chris, Many thanks for your kind words about your experience at the Tropenhaus. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. And as you said, if you have the winter blues, you know where to find us. Lausanne is not too...More

Reviewed 24 July 2015

I visited the Tropenhaus in Frutigen and was happily surprised. It has a beautiful tropical garden and a great restaurant. I was also very interested by the fish farm and the products produced in the Tropenhaus. Good job!

Thank Bohall
Eliane W, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Tropenhaus Frutigen, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

Many thanks for your kind words and for sharing your impressions at the tropical house in Frutigen. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time here. Save travels and best regards, Eliane Wanner Marketing & Communication

Reviewed 8 July 2015

I will start by saying if you are someone who likes walking round with headphones on never talking to the person you are with, then you may like this, i am not !. I was looking forward to this newish attraction. The first unit is...More

Thank 888Alan888
Eliane W, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Tropenhaus Frutigen, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

Dear Madam First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at the tropical house in Frutigen. As you rightly mentioned, we are currently renovating the pools. It will allow our visitors to watch and observe the sturgeons from close by....More

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