Magic St. Beatus Caves

From the end of March to the beginning of November


Opening hoursFrom the end of March to the beginning of November

The St. Beatus Caves are a special place; mysterious, legendary and fascinating at the same time. This is why they are also among the most popular excursion destinations at Lake Thun. Thundering water, impressive stalactite formations and fairytale mirror worlds enchant the visitors. In the museum, which opened in 2013, interested visitors can also learn everything they need to know about the caves and their exploration.


STI-Bus no
Linie 21

until «Beatushöhlen»


STI-Bus no
Linie 21

from «Beatushöhlen»  

From the STI bus stop «Beatushöhlen» of line 21 it is a short walk through the forest up to the cave entrance. On the way the path leads over several bridges, over the roaring water and past foaming waterfalls. The sculpture of the legendary dragon awaits you in front of the cave entrance. According to legend, the dragon was driven out of the caves by Saint Beatus. About one kilometer of the extensive cave system, of which 14 kilometers have already been explored, is open to you. This is easily accessible thanks to lighting and secured paths.

In the caves you will find a fascinating, fairytale-like stone and water world for the senses. Sometimes it rushes, sometimes it drips and then there is just silence. Sometimes enormous stalactite formations can be seen in wide halls and gorges, sometimes the visitor succumbs to the magic of the cave world in small, seemingly endless mirror worlds.

Back from the magic world of the Beatus Caves, you have the opportunity to indulge yourself in the adjoining restaurant. At the picnic and playground area a few meters below the cave entrance, young and old can linger and reflect on the impressions from the cave world. We recommend a visit to the Cave Museum, which opened in 2013. There you can learn more about the St. Beatus Caves, their exploration, the legend of Holy Beatus as well as flora and fauna.

The developed part of the St. Beatus Caves is open from the end of March to the beginning of November. Guided tours are possible about every 45 minutes, duration about 75 minutes. You also have the opportunity to explore the caves without a guide. Inside the cave there is a constant air temperature of 8 to 10 degrees – take warm clothes for the tour with you.

Combined ticket

Benefit from a reduced combi-ticket, which is only available at the STI Ticket Shop at Thun railway station. This ticket includes the arrival and return journey with the STI bus as well as admission to the St. Beatus Caves.

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