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“A great dissapointment”

Tropenhaus Frutigen
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Frutigen
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

After reading the broshure,and travellers recommendations we travelled there as it seemed a good thing to do on a rainy day ...after paying a high fee for the entrance ticket we expected something special The walk through the greanhouse took us 15 mins,really dissapointingwith some tropical and subtropical fruit trees spice plants and houseplants.The restaurant and souvenir shop are highly overpriced

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

amazing to find a place like this in the Alps...the tropics in the snow..a brilliant project come to life...fabulous food, interesting tours and lectures, not cheap but worth every penny....a true highlite for the passing visitot, a place to come back to on a regular basis for those who live in the vicinity...a must go and see for everyone..

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Reviewed August 11, 2010

During the construction of the Lötschberg base tunnel engineers had to solve the problem of cooling the water from underground springs - this warm water would damage the ecosystem of the river in the valley.

A project has been developed to turn it into a business opportunity and a touristic highlight for the village - the Tropenhaus Frutigen.

The sections:

A greenhouses heated by the water, growing tropical fruits, herbs and plants.

A sturgeon farm, for me the absolute highlight! It will take some more years and Swiss caviar will be available.

A visitor centre and research facilities inform and educate the visitors.

And there is a s well a restaurants serving the products from the project.

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