A patchwork of water meadows

Created by monks, cultivated by farmers – the water meadows around Langenthal are the last examples of this form of irrigation, which also served as flood protection. A sluice in the river is used to divert water into a network of ditches and embankments in order to flood the fields.

City of fountains

Whether shopping, sightseeing or simply out for a stroll, you’re sure to come across many of the Old Town’s eleven historic fountains.

Whether shopping, sightseeing or simply out for a stroll, you’re sure to come across many of the Old Town’s eleven historic fountains.

iPod AudioGuide

Explore independently the Old Town of Bern on foot with the first pictorial city tour on the iPod.

Explore independently the Old Town of Bern on foot with the first pictorial city tour on the iPod.

Restaurant Schöngrün

A 17 GaultMillau point culinary peak experience awaits you at the heritage-protected Villa Schöngrün with its glass pavilion, historical rooms and lounge. This exclusive restaurant is located next to the celebrated Zentrum Paul Klee, which is set in natural surroundings. The restaurant also affords superb views of Bern's favourite local mountain, the Gurten.