Emmentaler cheese and Toblerone

Destination Bern

Schangnau: Skilifte Bumbach

Schangnau: Skilifte Bumbach

Bumbach: Rosegglilift 1. Sektion

Bumbach: Rosegglilift 1. Sektion

Gantrisch: Schutzhütte

Gantrisch: Schutzhütte

Schwefelbergbad: Langlauf-Zentrum Gantrisch Schutzhütte

Schwefelbergbad: Langlauf-Zentrum Gantrisch Schutzhütte

Biel: Lake Biel

Biel: Lake Biel

Schwarzenburg BE: Schwarzenburg

Schwarzenburg BE: Schwarzenburg

Schwarzenburg BE: Schwarzenburg, Fuhrencam

Schwarzenburg BE: Schwarzenburg, Fuhrencam

La Neuveville: Lake Biel

La Neuveville: Lake Biel

Bern: A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

Bern: A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

Bern: A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

Bern: A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

Bern: Schloss Bümpliz

Bern: Schloss Bümpliz

Bern: A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

Bern: A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

Bern: Nydeggkirche

Bern: Nydeggkirche

Bern

Bern

Bern: A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

Bern: A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

Bern: Bärenplatz, Stadt

Bern: Bärenplatz, Stadt

Bern: A1 Wankdorf Nord direction Lausanne

Bern: A1 Wankdorf Nord direction Lausanne

Bern: Kirchenfeld

Bern: Kirchenfeld

Bern: Altstadt - Kramgasse

Bern: Altstadt - Kramgasse

Bern: Livespotting - Best Western Hotel

Bern: Livespotting - Best Western Hotel

Solothurn

Solothurn

Solothurn: Steinbrugg

Solothurn: Steinbrugg

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Bümpliz: A1 Rampe F1, Forsthaus

Bümpliz: A1 Rampe F1, Forsthaus

Kriegstetten: Storchennest

Kriegstetten: Storchennest

Obergösgen: SO

Obergösgen: SO

Nidau

Nidau

Nidau: Solarschiff Mobicat

Nidau: Solarschiff Mobicat

Lyss › Nord-West: Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Lyss › Nord-West: Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Papiermühle: Station de lavage

Papiermühle: Station de lavage

Papiermühle: Wankdorf Nord - A1/A6 direction to zurich

Papiermühle: Wankdorf Nord - A1/A6 direction to zurich

Ins BE: Place du village

Ins BE: Place du village

Ligerz: Lake Biel - St. Peter's Island

Ligerz: Lake Biel - St. Peter's Island

Eggiwil

Eggiwil

Heidbühl: Blapbach Trubschachen

Heidbühl: Blapbach Trubschachen

Eggiwil: Emmental

Eggiwil: Emmental

Rüeggisberg: Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau

Rüeggisberg: Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau

Niederbipp: Moosmattweg

Niederbipp: Moosmattweg

Niederbipp: Piste de moto-cross

Niederbipp: Piste de moto-cross

Niederbipp: Piste de moto-cross

Niederbipp: Piste de moto-cross

Wolfisberg: Schwängimatt

Wolfisberg: Schwängimatt

Twann: Lake Biel

Twann: Lake Biel

Erlach BE: Erlach

Erlach BE: Erlach

Sumiswald: Eglise de

Sumiswald: Eglise de

Wasen im Emmental: Wasen

Wasen im Emmental: Wasen

Seftigen › Süd

Seftigen › Süd

Seftigen: Gürbetal

Seftigen: Gürbetal

Nods BE › West: Chasseral

Nods BE › West: Chasseral

Konolfingen: Terrassenweg

Konolfingen: Terrassenweg

Stalden: Konolfingen

Stalden: Konolfingen

Niederhünigen: Obermoos Oberhünigen

Niederhünigen: Obermoos Oberhünigen

Weissenstein

Weissenstein

Signau › Süd-Ost: Schrattenfluh

Signau › Süd-Ost: Schrattenfluh

Lüterkofen: Webcam - SO

Lüterkofen: Webcam - SO

Eywald: Skilift Rüschegg

Eywald: Skilift Rüschegg

Eywald: SchneeSelital

Eywald: SchneeSelital

Buchholterberg: Gemeinde

Buchholterberg: Gemeinde

Belp: Heliswiss Basis

Belp: Heliswiss Basis

Guggisberg: Guggisbergerland Richtung Plaffeien - Freiburg - Jura

Guggisberg: Guggisbergerland Richtung Plaffeien - Freiburg - Jura

Wisen: Restaurant Froburg

Wisen: Restaurant Froburg

Obere Gurnigel: Gurnigel Berghaus

Obere Gurnigel: Gurnigel Berghaus

Obere Gurnigel: Skilifte Gantrisch

Obere Gurnigel: Skilifte Gantrisch

Gurnigelbad: Berghaus Gurnigel - Gantrisch

Gurnigelbad: Berghaus Gurnigel - Gantrisch

Schwarzenegg: Kapfern

Schwarzenegg: Kapfern

Obfelden: Pilatus Kulm

Obfelden: Pilatus Kulm

Les Eplatures: LSGC - Airport

Les Eplatures: LSGC - Airport

Langnau im Emmental: Wetter Webcam

Langnau im Emmental: Wetter Webcam

Langnau im Emmental: Aussicht vom Dorfberg in Langnau

Langnau im Emmental: Aussicht vom Dorfberg in Langnau

Napf: Hotel

Napf: Hotel

The world-famous cheese with holes, and those chocolate triangles.

A glance at the culinary treasure-chest of the Schweizer Mittelland reveals a surprising number of world-famous specialities. Who doesn’t know the Swiss cheese with the big holes? Or the triangular chocolate with the unmistakable peaks? Emmentaler cheese and Toblerone chocolate from Bern are just two of the many gastronomic highlights of the region.

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The “Ämmitaler Ruschtig” label

Once you get to know the Emmental’s soft rolling hills, sleepy valleys and romantic farmhouses you’ll understand why the original Emmentaler cheese tastes best. The label “Ämmitaler Ruschtig” (Emmentaler Rustic) stands for top quality, natural foods that have been traditionally prepared by small producers and includes a variety of cheeses, “Hamme” (farmhouse ham), sausages, berry wines, and liqueurs.

Bern’s peaks of pleasure

Chocolate, onions, bears, and beer are the specialities of Switzerland’s capital city, Bern. Among them are world-famous products as well as lesser-known treats awaiting the intrepid gourmet. Chocolate lovers have been enjoying Toblerone and Ovomaltine, genuine products from the Bern region, for 100 years. And if you’re not an onion lover, you’ll become one when you visit Bern’s celebrated “Zibelemärit” (onion market). It is well worth getting up early to see the stands of local producers sell artfully braided bunches of onions, to soak up the infectious and exuberant early morning market atmosphere, and of course to taste a warm slice of Zibelechueche (onion tart). The bear, meanwhile, which appears on the city’s coat of arms, is a popular motif for all kinds of local specialities: try the delicious almond bears baked by Glatz, for example, or the local Gurten beer.

Flavours of the region

Order a regional speciality at a Schweizer Mittelland restaurant, and you are sure to be served something wholesome. Meat lovers should try the “Berner Platte”: all kinds of meats and sausages served with sauerkraut, green beans and boiled potatoes. Also very popular is the crispy Berner Rösti, a version of homefried potatoes. Favourite desserts, meanwhile, include the “Seeländer Nidlechueche” – a rich cream-topped tart – and “Emmentaler Meringues”. Wherever you eat in the Schweizer Mittelland – with or without GaultMillau points – you are sure to make all manner of happy gastronomic discoveries – your taste buds are in for a treat.

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