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Help a hotel needed EK2008

by Dutch1980

Hello I hope some Swiss people or other people with an good idea can help me.
Me and 4 friends (5 people) good educated and for sure no hooligens :) got tickets for the EK match between the Netherlands and Italy...

Bern is a small city and most of the hotels are already fully booked. ANd we dont want a camping or very expensive hotel.

Can anyone help me... do you know someone who has an small hotel thats not so known by the internet. Maybe a cottage or just any idea were 5 people can sleep for a long weekend...

Your help would be great :)

greets Ron

The weekend is from 7 till 10 June ( match on 9th of June) (3 nights)

Re: Help a hotel needed EK2008


I know it is 56 kms from Bern (all motorway) but would Interlaken be an option?

Veel plezier daar!

Re: Help a hotel needed EK2008

by Dutch1980

Thanks for your answer but 56 km from Bern is no option :)

Re: Help a hotel needed EK2008

by amazingthing


How about Thun or Biel which are both about 30min. away by train ? As far as I know the ticket includes the public service on the day of the match.

Re: Help a hotel needed EK2008

by setikeyvan

Camping in Switzerland is really pleasant and very clean. I know you said you would rather not, but depending on how booked the hotels are you may have to camp. Have you looked at hostels in Bern? I stayed at Bern Backpackers and loved it. I agree with the suggestion of looking at Thun. It's very close to Bern and it's also a very beautiful town.

Good luck!

Re: Help a hotel needed EK2008

by fenek55

Hi Ron

If you look at the following website there are many options including private rooms. With 5 persons you might have difficulties to stay at the same place together and I have no idea how much everthing is already booked.

But if you google: euro 08 bern unterkunft ,you will get plenty of options beside the normal hotel booking options.
There is an initiative where privat people offer beds all over Switzerland for moderate prices. Probably a good opportunity get to know a few locals too.

Good luck

Travel Tips for Bern

General information

by tastom

Pleasant city, not too large. in a beautiful landscape. Bern is the capital of Switzerland and has a population of app. 127.000. The spoken languague in Berndütsch, a Swiss-German dialect, but most people speak German (we have to learn it at school), French and many people speak English as well

Arcades along the Streets

by Kathrin_E

Bern's citizens discovered the advantage of adding arcades to their houses already in the late middle ages. The houses can be enlarged without buying more ground if the sidewalks are covered, and the shops are protected from the weather. Most streets have arcades on both sides with many little shops underneath. Pedestrians can walk and stroll underneath, being protected from rain, summer heat and winter snow.
This makes Bern a perfect "Plan B" for bad weather days when excursions into the mountains and on the lakes cannot be done. Thanks to Switzerland's gorgeous train system Bern can easily be reached for a day trip.

Arcade shopping

by Fam_Stoica

Bern has almost 6 kilometers of arcades, one of the longest shopping promenades in Europe. The main advantage : it?s weather-proof; even when it rains, window-shopping is fun.

This shopping galleries include antiques, fashion boutiques, tobacco, small department store, jewellers, restaurants and cafes etc.

This building is the house of...

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This building is the house of parliament.
Guided tours
Daily In English, French, German and Italian

Monday through Saturday at 9 :00 a.m., 10 :a.m., 11 :a.m., 2 :00 p.m., 3 :p.m. and 4 :p.m.
The Federal Palace will be closed to visitors:
from 15 September through 11 October 2005 (Autumn session)
28 November 2005 (Zibelemärit)
from 23 November 2005 through 2 January 2006 (Winter session)

Visit Kunstmuseum (Art...

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Visit Kunstmuseum (Art Museum). This important museum displays the third-largest art collection in Switzerland - and the largest gathering of works by Paul Klee in the world.
A Swiss-born painter and graphic artist whose personal, often gently humorous works are replete with allusions to dreams, music, and poetry, Paul Klee,(1879 - 1940), is difficult to classify.
Primitive art, surrealism, cubism, and children's art all seem blended into his small-scale, delicate paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Klee grew up in a musical family and was himself a violinist. After much hesitation he chose to study art, not music, and he attended the Munich Academy in 1900. There his teacher was the popular symbolist and society painter Franz von STUCK. Klee later toured Italy (1901-02), responding enthusiastically to Early Christian and Byzantine art.

Klee's early works are mostly etchings and pen-and-ink drawings. These combine satirical, grotesque, and surreal elements and reveal the influence of Francisco de Goya and James Ensor, both of whom Klee admired. Two of his best-known etchings, dating from 1903, are Virgin in a Tree and Two Men Meet, Each Believing the Other to Be of Higher Rank. Such peculiar, evocative titles are characteristic of Klee and give his works an added dimension of meaning.


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