A short guide for your time with us
During the participation, the course commander (or the representative of the organiser) is your direct contact for all organisational questions. He ensures a smooth running of the course and adherence to the schedules, the quality of the training and much more. The following information is for short orientation before and during your stay in Balsthal and Lungern as well as for your leisure activities.
Well oriented on the training ground
On our training infrastructure and the surrounding grounds in Balsthal and Lungern there is lively training activity. Therefore, each course starts with orientation and safety instructions. With the help of the following site plans, you will receive an initial overview before arrival, so that you can find your way around quickly upon your arrival.
The course administration can also be reached during opening hours stated above by telephone on +41 62 386 11 11, and you can contact it directly via the external intercom at the Info-Point next to the main entrance of building A. Of course, you can also reach the course administration by e-mail.
A recreation room is available at the lower level of Building A. Here our guests can relax with billiards, table football or darts. There is also a TV and a music system available. The recreation room is open around the clock. Smokers can indulge their hobby in the piazza (in all buildings there is a strict smoking ban, including e-cigarettes).
Balsthal in the Thal Nature Reserve
Balsthal is located at the entrance to the Thal Nature Reserve between the first and second mountain range of the Jura and is a popular destination for hikers and leisure sports enthusiasts. It is very well connected by public transport. The station Klus of the Oensingen-Balsthal-Rail and a bus stop are in the immediate vicinity. Information about restaurants on-site and the Thal Nature Reserve can be provided by the website www.naturparkthal.ch.
Lungern at the foot of the Brünig Pass
The mountain village of Lungern (750 m above sea level) between Interlaken and Lucerne is located directly on the Lungernsee at the foot of the Brünig Pass. The website Lungern-Tourism offers an overview of the leisure possibilities such as hiking, biking, fishing, miniature golf and shooting, as well as about the gastronomy and accommodation. The restaurant Cantina Caverna, which we dine at during our training day, is located 30 m deep in the Brünig mountain, introduces itself here.