Two sites - one training centre

The International Fire Academy ifa has two training sites: one in Balsthal and one in Lungern. Both are quick and easy to reach. Please check your invitation to find out which site you should report to and then select the appropriate travel directions below. We will gladly help you to plan your journey - just call us.


ifa Balsthal

The ifa in Balsthal (canton Solothurn) is in the former von Roll complex in the "Klus" area between Oensingen and Balsthal. Its central location means that it is only a 30 - 40 minute drive away from Basel, Bern and Zurich. Click here  for detailed travel directions.


If you are coming by public transport, take the regional train to Balsthal from Oensingen railway station. Alight at Klus railway station which is just a short walk from the ifa.


ifa / Gasser Felstechnik AG Lungern

The ifa in Lungern (canton Obwalden) is in the Gasser Felstechnik AG complex, or more precisely, deep inside the mountain there. Located in the middle of Switzerland, it is easy to reach from central Switzerland or the Bernese Oberland. Click here for detailed directions.


Those travelling by public transport should come to Lungern railway station and then take a taxi (approx. 4 minutes from the station).