Gurten - Bern's local mountain

Bern's local mountain offers activities for the whole family, a pleasant setting for seminars and meetings, and culinary highlights for gourmets.

The Gurten is Bern’s local mountain. It stands at 860 meters over sea level and can be accessed by train or by foot. The mountaintop offers a fantastic view across the entire city of Bern. The view extends even further from the Gurten’s observation tower.

But that’s not all. The Gurten is also a delight for children. The little ones can live it up on the playground and miniature railway. Bigger visitors can also have their share of the fun – on the Gurten’s own toboggan run, newly opened in 2016.

Visitors’ taste buds also have something to look forward to. The Gurten has two restaurants: the self-service restaurant "Tapis Rouge" and the a la carte restaurant "Gurtners." Those who would prefer to prepare their own meal can make use of one of the park’s barbecue grills.

The lush park is also a pleasant setting for seminars and meetings. Additionally, the Gurten offers a broad range of cultural highlights: besides the open-air Gurten Theater and the Bäre-Talk with its well-known guests, the Gurten Festival each July draws thousands of visitors to Bern’s local mountain.

  • Gurtenkulm
    3084 Köniz

    T +41 31 970 33 33

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