Kanton Bern Things to Do

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Kanton Bern Things to Do

  • Jungfrau

    Interlaken Things to Do

    What a delight for train lovers with all these alpine railways. During your journey you will enjoy the great landscape, you just need to choose your destination... The Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB) linked Interlaken Ost railway station to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. A modern, straight-track shuttle service is operated with two train...

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  • Bear pit

    Bern Things to Do

    The BaerenPark is home to four brown bears and can be visited 24 hours a day. Keeping live bears in the city is not a new thing. The tradition dates back to 1513 when, on returning from the Battle of Novara, the Bernese forces brought with them a live bear that was kept in the city's moat. Since then, bears have been kept in a pit at the Bärenplatz...

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  • Trummelbach Falls

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Trummelbach Falls has 10 glacier waterfalls that are inside a mountain. The thundering falls are fed by Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau Mountains. You reach the falls by a tunnel-lift. It is a Unesco world natural heritage site and it was pretty cool. The area around the falls are really beautiful - perfect for walking/exploring.

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  • Cathedral - Münster

    Bern Things to Do

    Bern Minster is a superb late Gothic cathedral; the tower of which is the tallest church tower in Switzerland at 101 metres in height. I did not visit the interior of the minster as I was tired from a day of sightseeing. Nevertheless, the exterior of the minster was well worth a look around. Next time I visit Bern, I would like to go to the top of...

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  • Schilthorn

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Leaving Trummelbach Falls we realized that we were fairly close to Schilthorn Mountain. It is one of the highest mountains in the area and was made more famous by being the shooting location for the James Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. When we decided to go to the top we had no idea how involved it would be to get there! We first...

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  • Old town

    Bern Things to Do

    As soon as he could afford it, Einstein moved from the Gerechtigkeitsgasse 32 about half a kilometer up the hill to Kramgasse 49, where he and Mileva lived from 1903 to 1905. Actually these are both the same street in the center of the Old Town of Bern -- the name of the street just changes about halfway up. Their apartment in the Kramgasse has...

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  • Thun

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Another recommendable activity for those that don't go climbing mountains is a boat cruise in either lakes Thun or Brienz. That's a great opportunity to watch the lanscape and tour the castles and churches around them. You can see http://www.bls.ch for more info, or http://www.thunersee.ch/en/som/aus_sch.asp, for anything concerning lake Thun.

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  • Clock Tower

    Bern Things to Do

    The Zytglogge (or Zeitglockenturm) is a beautifully ornate clock tower in the city centre. It has become Bern's most prominent landmark and is a must-see on any visit to the Swiss capital. The clock tower features an astronomical clock with figures that move when the clock chimes. The clock tower dates back to the early 13th century and the...

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  • Walking

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Many people who pay a short visit to Interlaken take a walk on its main street, the Höheweg, they notice the many shops, the restaurants and cafes, the crowd of tourists, and come to the conclusion that they don't like Interlaken very much. A change of route would probably be enough to make them (or at least some of them) change their mind. For...

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  • Markets and shopping

    Bern Things to Do

    Walking through the Old Town market we were attracted to the wonderful display of local cheese. Such a delight to see and would have loved to be able to buy some. Notice the garlic by the cheese, does garlic go with cheese? Maybe we should have purchased some to enjoy with a local wine.

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  • Ice Palace

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Eis-Palast / Ice Palace is another great sight on top of Jungfraujoch : It is a big area inside the mountain, where all of the corridors and all of the halls are made by solid ice. You may see various sculptures made of ice and you have to be careful, when walking, but there are hand-rails and somehow it was less slippery than outside at the...

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  • River Aare

    Bern Things to Do

    The Aar (German Aare) is beautiful sight and jewel of Bern. Aar is a tributary of the High Rhine. It is the longest river that both rises and ends entirely within Switzerland. Its total length from its source to its junction with the Rhine comprises about 295 km (183 miles), during which distance it descends 1,565 m (5,135 ft), draining an area of...

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  • Hang Gliding

    Interlaken Things to Do

    After Hang gliding, bernie and Ed will probably recommend you to go to Art Pizza. But heck, why wait for them to recommend it?? Just go check it out yourself! They serve the cheapest pizza in town, and it is no exaggeration. 10 SF for a large pizza, which those with small appetities may even find too big to handle. Their pizzas are freshly baked...

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  • House of Parliament

    Bern Things to Do

    The Bundeshaus or Federal Parliament Building was designed by an architect named Hans Wilhelm Auer and was inaugurated in April 1902. At the time they were proud of the fact that building materials from all over Switzerland -- but nowhere else -- were used for the building. From 2006 to 2008 the building underwent major renovation works, so it was...

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  • Harder Kulm

    Interlaken Things to Do

    One of the favorites to visit, is the Hausberg of Interlaken . It has an altitude of 1322 meters and the scenic from the summit offers the best bird's-eye view of the Jungfrau region unfolding between the lakes of Thun and Brienz and the high peaks of Eiger, Moench und Jungfrau. An amazing area especially on good weathers. A 10-minute ride and...

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  • Fountains

    Bern Things to Do

    In the Old Town of Bern, you will most likely stumble upon a few ornate little fountains topped by various different figures. The fountains, many dating from the 16th century, include the rather scary Kindlifresserbrunnen that depicts an ogre feasting on children. Take a walk down the Kramgasse and you will see two more popular fountains. The...

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  • Mystery Park

    Interlaken Things to Do

    At the foot of the snow-covered Alps of the Bernese Oberland is the Mystery Park. Not only a kind of adventure and a theme park which represents the unexplained and yet very real mysteries. It is also a mystical location for large or small events. Allow yourself to be stimulated and be filled with wonders and have great fun. This theme park was...

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  • Oberhofen Castle

    Interlaken Things to Do

    The Castle of Oberhofen is one of the nicest ones I've seen. Besides the castle it self, and again the great views of the Lake, there's a fantastic garden along the river bank, with great viewing points to the mountains. The romantic tower of Oberhofen castle is, alone, worth a visit to this place.

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  • Paragliding

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Paragliding in Interlaken was a breathtaking experience. The scenery was picturesque that I wanted to stay up in the sky forever. The company that I used was Twin Paragliding, which had very friendly staffs. The cost was 150 CHF (paragliding + free pick-up).

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  • Hiking

    Interlaken Things to Do

    The Jungfrau region offer hundreds kilometers of hiking trails in a unique landascape. You could combine your walk with the local transportation as train or cable cars to help you to reach easily the top or to take a rest. Have a look to the local map to decide which trail to choose according to your fit level and time availability. Enjoy...

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  • Lauterbrunnen

    Interlaken Things to Do

    The waterfalls at Lauterbrunnen are a must see, close to Interlaken, and with a parking site nearby. According to the tourism office in Interlaken, these are the only glacier waterfalls that fall inside the mountain that are still open for visitors. Be aware of these two facts: the climb to the first observation post is made using a closed...

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  • Spiez

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Spiez is a small village down by lake Thun. Besides the views of the Lake, a visit to Spiez must also include it's castle, and an old church, a thousand years old, and open to public. The sunset in the small marina of Spiez is also a great moment.

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  • Hoehematte

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Hoehematte is one of the main attractions of Interlaken and it has an interesting history : At the end of 19th century the owner of Grand Hotel Victoria Jungfrau had given the big meadow in front of his hotel as a gift to the town of Interlaken, and had sentenced, that this very big field never will be changed, never put houses on it, or alter...

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  • Japanese Garden

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Just a few steps from the monastery of Interlaken and at the end of Hoehematte you may see this lovely Japanese Garden. It was a gift by the town of OTSU in Japan, a sister-town of Interlaken. Both places have many similarities : the lakes, the high surrounding mountains and a fertile, green landscape. This garden is a great place to relax, it is...

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  • British Classic Point

    Fanatics of old English mini cars, here's some collection for you. You may pass by this area, so, don't hesitate to pay a visit. This is a museum with cafe bar owned by a hospitable and friendly couple, Freddy and Irmi. There are cars available for renting. It may be for special occasions like birthdays, weddings and other tours or just a a short...

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  • Mt Niesen

    A 2,336 m high mountain above the lake of Thun. This famous place is in the Guiness book of records because of its world's longest staircase and its perfect pyramid shape. Beautiful sights around the region must not be missed.

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  • Husky Sleigh rides..............

    A great enjoyment having rides pulled out by Greenland dogs. A large husky types originally brought here back in 1913 to help build the railway. Today, they are a delight for every visitors from around the world giving them rides in a sled.

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  • The world's longest staircase

    Niesen Kulm can be reached through hiking or by a nostalgic funicular dated way back 1910. My tip: be sure you are at the right side during your upgoing rides or take the last wagon to see the world's largest staircase very well. It has 11,674 steps and is not open to the public. Mostly used for the personnels of the funicular. Every month of June,...

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