Saint beatus caves: Geological formations with a view

The Saint Beatus Cave is a network of caves located above the lake of Thun with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Not only the caves are worth the visit, the mesmerizing waterfall bursting through the building and the beautiful view from the entrance are both an attraction in themselves.

A network of cave with mythological background

Rock formation in Saint Beatus CaveThe caves are named after Saint Beatus, a monk from the 6th century who, according to the myth, hunted down a dragon that was living on this mountain and taking shelter in the caves.

Even if they are not entirely opened to the public for safety reasons, the caves can be explored for more than one kilometer inside of the mountain.

Stalactites and stalagmites in Saint Beatus Cave Stalactites and stalagmites that formed over millions of years are lit in a way giving a very mystical atmosphere to the place.

You will take about 1.5 hour to make the tour of the caves. If you are visiting them in summer, do not forget to take a jacket! The caves are very cold and humid (between 8°C and 10°C).

Stalagmites in Saint Beatus Cave

The beautiful surroundings of the caves

View from the top of Saint Beatus Cave's hillAside of the caves, you will be amazed as soon as you arrive on the spot.

Two paths lead to the top of the hill from the parking. We would recommend to choose the right hand one which will take you slightly down and bring you in front of a stunning waterfall.

From the entrance, you will also have a view on the lake and the first mountains of the Alps.

Reaching Saint Beatus Caves

The caves are situated close to Interlaken and can be reached by car, boat, bus, bike or by foot. Just head for this location:

If you want to visit the caves, find all the information you need on the official website.


Visit the Saint Beatus Caves in Switzerland

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