Dive straight into the everyday operations of a working brewery!

Have you always wanted to know how aromatic beer is made? Or how spirits are produced? If so, our brewery and distillery tour is just the thing for you. Learn about the stages of production through to the end product. This guided tour lasts approximately 2 hours and ends with a beer tasting.

Employee Production
Whisky Cellar 0672
Distillery Swiss Crystal Gin

Note on the Corona situation 

The tours take place in compliance with the hygiene and safety requirements imposed by the Swiss Government.  In the Rugen "Gnuss-Wält" masks are mandatory.

In order to be able to carry out the tours within the planned framework, the event/visit is considered a certified event according to the Swiss 3-G principle (Convalescent - Vaccinated - Tested). We therefore ask you to bring a valid COVID certificate as well as official identification (ID or driver's license):

  • For vaccinated persons, the following applies: Valid 365 days from the administration of the last vaccination dose.
  • For recovered persons: Valid from the 11th day after the positive test result and lasts for 180 days from the test result.
  • For negatively tested individuals: PCR test, 72 hours from time of specimen collection or rapid antigen test, 48 hours from time of specimen collection.
  • valid from: 01.09.2021

We look forward to your visit!


Take a tour of this unique Bernese Oberland brewery and the Rugen Distillery. Our visitor advisors will accompany you through the production facilities and maybe even share a trade secret or two.

Visiting times by arrangement

Monday to Friday:       9:00 – 18:00 hrs

Saturday:                          9:30 – 16:00 hrs

There are no tours on Sundays and public holidays. Tours are conducted in German. Tours in English and French are available by prior arrangement.  

Group sizes and rates

Flat rate for groups of up to 10 participants: CHF 200.00 (incl. VAT)

Rate for groups of 10 or more participants: CHF 20.00 per person (incl. VAT)

The tour price includes a whisky tasting (dram), beer aperitif (beer, Mountain Twister or mineral water) with pretzel and a souvenir earthenware mug.

Brewery tour

Start at the visitor centre in front of the “Gnuss-Wält - Shop” – pay desk – beer aperitif – history of the brewery (cinema) - brewhouse – laboratory - water softening – fermentation and conditioning cellar – filtration - cask filling – power facility – steam boiler – bottle filling – Rugen Distillery - whisky cellar – “Gnuss- Wält Shop”.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

What you need to know

  • The tour has several steps to negotiate and is therefore not wheelchair accessible.
  • The tour is taken at the participant's own risk. Rugenbräu AG accepts no liability whatsoever.
  • The floor throughout the entire facility may be slippery. Please wear appropriate footwear.
  • Please don't take the tour in black-soled military boots.
  • Photographs and film recordings are for private use only and permitted to the extent that they do not disturb the tour.
  • Smoking is strictly forbidden during the entire tour.
  • Touching any equipment – in particular the copper hoods – is strictly forbidden.
  • We reserve the right to exclude intoxicated persons from the tour or to cancel the tour without refunding the amount paid.

refreshments, lunch or evening Meal

If you'd like to combine your tour with light refreshments, lunch or an evening meal, we recommend the Brauistübli Restaurant (directly opposite the brewery). Silvia Mätzener looks forward to taking your booking on +41 (0)79 635 91 87. hppyrnchqckntch,


We look forward to receiving your enquiry via the contact form on our website

We recommend getting in touch early to secure your desired date.

Best wishes

Rugenbräu AG, Interlaken


Tel.+41 (0)33 826 46 61

(Monday – Thursday: 8:00 – 17:00 hrs)

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