Gurten – Views over Berne and the Alps

Bern Altstadt - Kramgasse

Bern Altstadt - Kramgasse

Zytglogge, Kramgasse, Bern

Zytglogge, Kramgasse, Bern

Bern - Sky View 1

Bern - Sky View 1

Bärenplatz, Stadt Bern

Bärenplatz, Stadt Bern

A1 Neufeld dir Wankdrof

A1 Neufeld dir Wankdrof

Kirchenfeld

Kirchenfeld

A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

Bern

Bern

A1 Neufeld dir Forsthaus

A1 Neufeld dir Forsthaus

A1 Betlehem Bern direction Ville

A1 Betlehem Bern direction Ville

A1 Wankdorf Nord direction Lausanne

A1 Wankdorf Nord direction Lausanne

A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

A1 Grauholz direction Zurich

A1 Grauholz direction Zurich

A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

Bern-Altstadt - Münstergasse

Bern-Altstadt - Münstergasse

Bärecam

Bärecam

May know this name thanks tot he Gurten festival, but also on the other 361 days of the year Berne’s home mountain has plenty to offer visitors, hikers and families from near and far.

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Traffic-free Gurten is reached on a ride in the red carriages of the funicular railway, departing from Waben, in just a few minutes. And impressive views over and around the Aare and city of Berne, as well as Mittelland and Jura as far as the Alps are viewed from the observation tower up here.

Besides the enormous Gurten fields, with free access and plenty of picnic spots to grill, families greatly appreciate the electric cars, miniature railway, castle to climb, frisbee and bowling game too.

Information

Altitude: 856m
Accessibility:
From Bahnhof Bern by S-Bahn to Wabern or withTram No. 9 to Wabern-Gurtenbahn, funicular railway to Gurten
View: Over the city of Berne, and from the viewing tower, all-round views of the Alps, Emmen Valley and Jura – and from the Ostsignal information center, across the Bernese Alps with Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
Attractions: Miniature railway, in part with steam locomotives and cog-wheel sections, large playing field (former Gurten golfing green)
Culinary aspects: "Tapis Rouge" self-service restaurant, Restaurant "Bel Etage" with stylish interior
Overnight stays: only a few hotel rooms
Groups: Gewölbekeller, banquet facilities, up-town stage hall (between 80 and several hundred people)
Winter: Mountain rail in operation, toboggan-run by sufficient snow
Special comments: Annual Gurten Festival



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