A military, vibrant

Fortress Museum

Welcome to the second adventure fortress in Switzerland!

Switzerland's second fortress experience is being created in the once top-secret artillery fort of Naters. Former fortress guards, militia officers and soldiers from the Swiss army will let you in on the secret of the Naters artillery fortress. Step inside the fortress of Naters.

A museum of a special kind: the Simplon Fortress of Naters

Experience at first hand the army positions at the outbreak of war, the retreat of the Swiss army into the Reduit, the former armament and much more.

The Second World War is palpable and omnipresent in the historic tunnels. The museum of the Simplon Fortress Naters conveys an unforgettable impression of those ominous times. But it also shows the unbroken will of the army and the Swiss people to defend themselves.

In addition to the museum of the Simplon Fortress Naters, the artillery fortress also houses other interesting exhibitions:

  • Museum of the Pontifical Swiss Guard of Rome
  • Swiss Radiation Museum


Opening hours

June until October

Group tours with guide: Daily by appointment for groups of 10 or more people.

Individual tour without guide: Every Saturday from 14.00 to 18.00 p.m.


November to Ma

Group tours with guide only: Daily with booking for groups of 10 or more people

Admission prices

June till Octobe

Group tours with guide (prices per person)

Adults CHF 10.–
Children CHF 5.–
Military CHF 5.–
Minimum amount per guided tour CHF 100.–

Individual tours without guide

Adults CHF 10.–
Children CHF 5.–
Families CHF 20.– all-inclusive

November until May

Group tours with guide (prices per person)

Adults CHF 10.–
Children CHF 5.–
Military CHF 5.–
Minimum amount per guided tour CHF 100.–




The Simplon Fortress Naters can be reached both by car and by train. If you come by car, you will find free parking underneath the Simplon Fortress Naters. From there you can reach the fortress in about 5 minutes on foot. Parking in front of the fortress is only permitted for disabled persons!

Alternatively, you can take the train to Brig station and from there walk to the Simplon Fortress Naters. The walking time is about 20 - 30 minutes. There are a few metres of altitude to contend with on the last section.

The exact address of the Simplon Fortress is:
Felsenweg 100
3904 Naters

Information and reservation

Blatten-Belalp Tourismus AG
Rischinustrasse 5
3914 Blatten bei Naters
+41 27 921 60 40

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