Brainstorming far away from your daily office routine and grey meeting rooms deep in the Bernese countryside? Go for an after-work beer in the trendiest bars, surrounded by Bernese people? Stroll through the charming shops in Bern’s old town on a long weekend? Here you can find the latest «Places-to-BE» and «Things-to-do» for an amazing summer in the federal city.
Business + Leisure = Bleisure. If you want to extend your stay in Bern after a seminar weekend or just want a well-deserved coffee between meetings in one of the pubs popular with Bernese people – here are our tips:
Sharing an experience, creating memories and strengthening the team spirit – team events are more than just having a meal together once a year. These are our tips for an unforgettable summer experience:
Conjuring up a vegan wild herb menu? Discovering if naturtium posesses healing qualities? Bringing your work colleagues to the copse next to the office to understand what the flora there has to offer? Skepping offers team events in its own abbey garden near the minster plateau in the heart of Bern’s old town. However, on requst, they will also come to your location of choice to conduct workshops, medicinal plant walks as well as biodiversity or aromatherapy tours.
OFF IN SEARCH OF WILD HERBS
Visit Bugdorf because there are many things to do in the time-honoured Burgdorf Castle: book the magnificent interiors for meetings and events, marvel at the picturesque surroundings or simply use the time to experience and learn something new. There is no way you will get bored here: you can take a tour of the museum, partake in a team spirit workshop or brew beer just like in the Middle Ages.
TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
Cycling Tours in Bern
Take on the adventurous Cycling Tour 888 Grünes Band Bern (Bern’s Green Belt) and visit a farm or pick up your picnic box (pre-reserved the day before) at the «Möösli Märit» in Herrenschwanden on the way and enjoy it during your time on the Friensiberg Scenic Route.
In summer, the «Culinary Trail» takes foodies on a short hike from the Stockhorn summit to the middle station and spoils them with a three-course meal on the way. The trail passes by three restaurants, each of which will serve one course of the menu. We also recommend the «Cave Raclette» to all the adventurous gourmets among you. After a cave tour into the inner workings of the Stockhorn massif, you can enjoy a raclette dinner in an unforgettable ambience on the Cheibenhorn.
UP AND ABOUT
«FRUCHTLAND» («FRUIT LAND») at the Zentrum Paul Klee
Everything grows – the Zentrum Paul Klee uses this motto to build a bridge between nature and art this summer. Paul Klee’s works on the topics of nature, growth and movement are the starting point for a tour through herbs, flowers, growing vegetables and original spelt. The tour can also be booked as a private guided tour.
Cosy, partially hidden spots, beautiful terraces and urban nature – we’re presenting the most beautiful summer venues in Bern.
People in glass houses … In this case, they are just bursting with great ideas. This summer is your chance to book a very special outdoor workspace located in the Bernese nature oasis «Zehndermätteli». Surrounded by twittering birds, the gurgling river Aare and rustling leaves, innovation and creativitiy will come to you almost automatically.
TO THE OUT-OF-OFFICE EXPERIENCE
Kulinarium Event Location by Gourmet Box
The Kulinarium can host weddings, company parties, barbecue classes, receptions and can even give food a shape thanks to a 3D printer. This event location for creative and inspiring celebrations offers a high-quality interior and a spirit that is casually cool and contemporary. Gourmetbox provides excellent catering with wonderful food in a beautiful ambiance, made by inspired people that are passionate about their job.
GET TO TASTE CULINARY HEIGHTS
Stufenbau Event Location
In the 90s, this location was celebrated as one of the best techno clubs in the country. Before that it used to be a a storage space and even before that a cellulose factory. Today, the Stufenbau Eventlocation in Ittigen is the chameleon among event locations: do you want to host a reception after a team event, use it as a workspace for an innovative start-up or celebrate a wedding here? You can write your own history in the Stufenbau.
CLIMB THE STAIRS TO COMPLETE EVENT HAPPINESS
Get out of your familiar surroundings and routine and create space for creativity and visions. Not only does the Zehndermätteli offer a barbecue buffet and unique multi-course creations in their event greenhouse, but on request you can even take a quick trip through the hotel’s very own ecosystem on the terrace or under the umbrella maple trees.
MORE THAN A COMPANY EVENT
At 858 metres above sea level, surrounded by nature but still close to the city, you can find the car-free gastronomy and event location Gurten – Park im Grünen. The facility provides everything you need to meet, brainstorm, be creative or simply toast to your achievements and reward yourself. You can not only see but also think clearer from a height.
UP TO THE OFFICE
The Cinématte is situated on the emerald-green Aare, in Bern’s authentic Matte neighbourhood. It’s not only a cinema but also a cultural association and an unique location for conferences, seminars and workshops with a subsequent evening programme. The secluded terrace on the banks of the Aare has enjoyed many parties and seen many ideas come to life.
SMALL CINEMA BUT IN A BIG WAY
Urban and rural at the same time: when you’re enjoying the view of the old town from the Schwellenmätteli on the Aare, anything is possible. Challenge yourself with a brainstorming session, loosen up with a laughing workshop or develop a strategy. The multifunctional rooms with state-of-the-art technology and the flexible infrastructure give every event an individual touch.
RISING ABOVE THE THRESHOLD
Berner Generationenhaus (House of Generations)
Are you looking for an event space with a great ambiance, just a few steps away from Bern’s main station? The Berner Generationenhaus can be a tranquil oasis in the middle of your hectic business day. It can serve as a meeting room but is also a public space for meetings and social dialog betwen different generations, making it the ideal source of inspiration. The cool inner courtyard is a great place to end a day full of heated meetings.
OFF TO AN URBAN OASIS
Altes Tramdepot (Old Tram Depot)
The beer is lovingly brewed by hand in copper brewing kettles in the middle of the restaurant. The menu is varied and seasonal. The immediate vicinity to the BearPark, the fantastic view of Bern’s old town and the Aare river as well as its convenient location make the Alte Tramdepot a popular meeting place to just be and relax.
NEW IDEAS IN OLD SURROUNDINGS
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the countryside: these seven conference hotels in the region of Bern are especially well-suited for conventions, seminars and the like. This serene and idyllic setting in nature will inspire and animate you as well as create the perfect environment for a successful meeting.
ENJOY NATURE’S SERENITY