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What to Do in Bern

Gurten - The Gurten (http://www.gurtenpark.ch/) is a lovely hill just outside the city. It features a park and great view over the city on one side and a nice panorama of the Bernese alps on the other. The park is visited heavily by locals to play ball, to barbecue or to just lie in the sun.

Tourists are not an unusual sight, though this little attraction is missed by most of the many that visit the city. Hiking paths lead in all directions and you will almost certainly stumble across some cows when walking around. A wooden look-out tower allows an even better panorama than that you would already have. If you get hungry or thirsty, a good budget restaurant service and self-service provides you with all you need. Families with children should not miss the cool playground. The Gurten can be easily reached with tram number 9 from the railway station in Berne in direction Wabern. Exit the tram at station Gurtenbahn and walk a few steps up the hill. Then take the Gurtenbahn, a panorama train that will bring you on top in just 5 minutes (http://www.gurtenbahn.ch/, round-trip tickets are CHF 9 for adults or CHF 4.50 for children, departure usually every 20 minutes depending on daytime). A club called up-town features various cultural events on weekends and once a year in summer national, European and a few international music stars (among others Alanis Morisette, Skin, Moloko and Jimmy Cliff in 2003) visit it for the Gurtenfestival, an open-air music festival (http://www.gurtenfestival.ch/english.html). Gurten is a must see for everybody visiting the city for longer than a day. Except transportation and restaurant, everything is free.

  • Bear Pits - Berne is inseparably linked with bears. According to legend the city's founder, Duke Berchtold V von Zähringen, named the city after the first animal to be caught here. The saga lives on in the form of the real-live bears in the Bear Pits and the heraldic bear in the Bernese coat of arms. Opening hours: Summertime: 08.00 - 17.30, Wintertime: 09.00 - 16.00, everything is free. Members of the RSPA might find the pits quite depressing. The good news are that they will be enlarged within the years to come. The bears will even have the possibility to go for a swim in the river.
  • Just next to the bear pits you'll find the "Tramdepot", the old final station of Berne's first tramway. The building now houses the tourist office (free shows on the cities history in regular intervals) and the towns most popular brewpub.
  • Rosengarten - Little park with a splendid view over the old town. Situated close to the bear pits (follow the path that goes up the hill opposite the bear-pit-roundabout. Quite popular (and populated) during lunchtime.
  • Swimming in the river Aare - In hot summer days, let yourself drift for some kilometers in the river Aare. Good (and safe) stretches are between the Kornhausbridge and the public pool of the Lorraine (old fashioned swimming pool just next to the river) and between the Eichholz and the public pool of the Marzili. Other stretches such as swimming the bend around the old town (starting at the "Englische Garten" to the Lorraine) or the "Bremgartenschlaufe" are only to be done by good swimmers accompaigned by experienced locals.
    BTW: Entrance to public pools is free of charge. This makes it a good idea to choose a swim that ends at a public pool so you can have a shower afterwards.
  • SC Bern - Professional ice-hockey team. Excellent atmosphere at games. The Stadium is the second largest in Europe and regularly sold out

Modified: 2007-03-21 18:32:44+01
Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Bern


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