Bern Off The Beaten Path

  • Jungfrau in the distance
    Jungfrau in the distance
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    Casino
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    Interlaken
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Bern

  • 1. River Aare

    There is a nice and quiet area right under the Bundeshaus and next to the river Aare and when going down there you get the feeling to be in a small village in the countryside: lovely, small...

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  • 2. Daytrip to Solothurn

    Founded in roman times as Salodurum and independent city state from 1218 and after the alliance with Bern 1295 part of the Swiss Confederation. From 1530 to...

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  • 3. Daytrip to Interlaken

    You can see the Jungfrau (best from near the Victoria Jungfrau Hotel) in nice weather, if you don´t see it don´t go to Jungfrau, you will not see anything when...

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  • 4. Daytrip to Brienz

    From Bern to Brienz you have to change in Interlaken Ost, every half hour about 1.20 hours.For railway fans in the summer season there is daily a steam...

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  • 5. Hike over the Gemmi pass in the Alps

    Take the train from Bern to Brig, change train to Leuk and change to the bus to Leukerbad. Take the Gemmi cable car, and from the top hike for about 4 to 5...

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  • 6. Kornhaus

    Kornhaus is the name of the former storehouse for wheat, that was built in the year 1711. Already at that time the cellar of this building was constructed as a...

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  • 7. Zeerlederhaus

    Zeerlerderhaus is dating back to the year 1516 but the interesting fresco at its facade is dating back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is showing...

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  • 8. Nydeck

    Nydeck is an old part of the city of Bern, where you almost will not find any tourists, although it is very close to the bear-park and lots of tourists are...

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  • 9. the catholic church St.Peter & Paul

    The catholic church of St.Peter & Paul is opposite of the townhall of Bern. It is a church in neogothic style with quite an interesting interior and it is also...

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  • 10. measures right under Zytglogge

    Dont miss this interesting "collection" of measures, when you are at the Zytgloggeturm ! And what was most interesting for me is the fact, that this collection...

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  • 11. Rosengarten - a great view of Bern

    Rosengarten is the name of a small hill not far from the Bärengraben and the new Bärenpark and from there you will have a great view of the old city of Bern....

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  • 12. Junkerngasse

    Junkerngasse is one of the sidestreets of Bern and it is taking you to the Berner Münster, the cathedral. Junkerngasse is parallell to the much more famous...

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  • 13. Mayhaus

    Mayhaus was built around the year 1515 and you will find it not far from the Berner Münster. The building has an interesting tower that ends on the bottom with...

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  • 14. Mani-Matter-Stutz

    Mani Matterwas a "Berner Troubadour" and next to the townhall of Bern a tiny little street - not longer than maybe 50 meters is named after him. Dr. Hans Peter...

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  • 15. Hike up to Gurten

    A hike up to or down from Gurten, rather than taking the Gurtenbahn (funicular) is interesting and can have some pleasant surprises. One can see cows, horses,...

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  • 16. Solothurn

    Solothurn was the first place I stopped after picking my rental car at the airport. I was on my way to Bern, and I'm glad I stopped by for a couple of hours in...

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  • 17. Fribourg

    Fribourg is only 36 km from Bern, and well worth a visit.Especially for its magnificent St-Nicholas cathedral, but don't miss out on the lovely Town Hall...

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  • 18. Wiesenstraße, Breitfeld

    The one thing I have in common with Einstein is that neither of us stuck it out very long in our picturesque but somewhat damp quarters in the...

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  • 19. 2005: YEAR of ALBERT EINSTEIN in Berne

    In the year 2005 is a great exhibition dedicated to him:Einstein was living in Bern in 1905 when he created a new understanding of the universe by his discovery...

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  • 20. Castrum Grünenberg

    Castrum Grünenberg was first officially documented in the year 1248. After the decline of the family of the Langensteiner knights, the barons of Grünenberg came...

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  • 21. Of Castle Ruins, Melchnau, Langenstein

    Switzerland was at one point, innundated with castles and keeps. Most of these were reduced, either by battles or time, to complete ruins, and take some...

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  • 22. Going Under Ground - Nidlenloch, Weissenstein

    The Nidlenloch is an an undeveloped cave, open to the public. It offers a wide range of exploration possibilities and can be visited without a guide. The cave...

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  • 23. Serene Rueggisberg

    For those who have the time a trip to the ruins of the Rüggisberg Kloster is well worth it. Situated 5 minutes from the Rüggisberg post, the ruins are today...

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  • 24. Rose Garden

    The ‘Rose Garden’ is an extensive park worth going to not only for its great variety of flowers, but also for some of the most beautiful views of Bern: those...

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  • 25. Church of St. Peter & St. Paul

    This church - quite old, by the way - can be seen next to the building of the City Hall. While it is not without its architectural merits, the chief interest I...

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