Operating times: 10:00 - 15:00
Season: 02.10.2021 - 05.11.2021
From April to November on the first weekend of each month.
**Group tours outside the public visiting days on request.
During the Second World War, the Faulensee artillery works was built to block off the Kandergraben near Einigen on Lake Thun. The works, which went into operation in 1942, is unique among fortifications. The 160-metre-long connecting tunnel is special.
In 1941, the year of the war, the shell of the plant was completed in a record time of about six months. Afterwards, the technical installations and the installation of the weapons were completed, so that the fort could be handed over to the troops in mid-1942, ready for use. During the Cold War, the secret facility was an important base for the operational interdiction mission.
The rapid development of weapons systems, but also the changed threat, were the reason that the facility was decommissioned after a good 50 years of service, at the end of 1993. Since 2001, the interesting facility, which is unique as a building type, can be visited as a historical and cultural testimony of national importance.
A number of parking spaces are available in front of the factory.
Further information at: https://www.artilleriewerk-faulensee.ch/anreise
Visit our bistro before or after the tour. In addition to hot and cold drinks, we also serve small snacks.
For seminars, events, excursions, conferences, company events and school trips, our bistro is the perfect place for all your requirements. There is room for 30 - 40 people in our bistro. Equipped with beamer and screen, presentations are no problem.
For the cosy get-together of groups, we offer the possibility of aperitifs, fondue or raclette; a catering service can also be organised. When the weather is nice and warm, our beautiful terrace is at your disposal.
By boat to Faulensee. 550m walk on asphalted roads to the fortress.
By train to Spiez and then by post bus to Faulensee village. 450m walk on asphalted roads to the fortress.
Private transport: Follow the signs at the Kirschgartenstrasse junction. Few parking spaces directly in front of the factory entrance or at the school building. Other parking possibilities in the village centre. See map