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9 Highlights in August
Are you eager to head outside and explore, discover, experience? Good thing there are so many creative locals that bring the destination Bern to life with all kinds of event highlights. Be it a fair, “Kultursommer”, or the legendary Buskers street music festival: in August, there are festivities galore. Here are our recommendations to celebrate Summer!
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Summer in Bern
How about some holiday feeling, opportunities to cool off and photo-worthy experiences? Feel like splashing around in Switzerland’s most beautiful open-air swimming pool with a view of the Parliament Building, sipping homemade iced tea under colourful parasols with the sound of the Aare in your ears or discovering the cool vaulted cellar eateries in Bern’s UNESCO-listed Old Town? Here is some summer inspiration for activities in the destination Bern.
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Shopping in Bern’s Old CityAteliers, boutiques, and quaint shops – one-of-a-kind treasures await below the famous arcades and in the characteristic vaulted cellars of Bern’s Old City, turning every shopping trip into a unique experience.Shopping in Bern’s Old CityMore
Sustainability, Bern StyleIn the travel and business destination Bern, there’s plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Here is some inspiration for sustainable travel in the federal city and its surrounding regions.Sustainability, Bern StyleMore
Beer CapitalCan you hear it bubbling and fizzing? Fermenting and brewing happens everywhere in Bern, including in basements, garages and even in laundry rooms. 200 breweries and microbreweries – more than anywhere else in Switzerland – are registered here. It’s no wonder that locally brewed craft beer and Bern go together just like hops and malt do!Beer CapitalMore
Bicycle Trekking in BernTime to trek: The destination Bern boasts Switzerland's first scenic e-bike routes, which allow you to discover the beautiful cultural and natural landscapes up close on a relaxed e-bike ride. Enjoy the ride and become part of the stories told along the way on the themed routes.Bicycle Trekking in BernMore
Hotel offer for families
Families profit from free overnight stays for their children under the age of 16 in a selection of Bernese hotels. Be it an active or relaxed getaway, in an urban setting or the breathtaking landscapes of the Bernese countryside: thanks to the federal city’s central location, the many diverse activities and experiences are only a stone’s throw away.
Pop-up bars in Bern
Sitting on a pallet sofa under a colourful parasol, sipping homemade iced tea with fresh mint, listening to soft guitar music and the murmur of the Aare River.... that and much more is what mild summer evenings in Bern are all about! Pop-up bars are sprouting up in all kinds of places in Bern: on the roof terraces of high-rise buildings, in cute little parks in trendy neighbourhoods or on otherwise unused plots of land.
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Eat and DrinkBern is a city for gourmets: Whether you want to relax at a cozy café in the Old City, discover Bern’s beer culture or visit the newest pop-up bar – here’s what Bern has to offer when it comes to the culinary arts.Eat and DrinkMore
Bern for FamiliesVisiting Bern with children? Whether it’s culture, sports or trips to the countryside – there are great activities for all ages in and around Bern. Here’s some inspiration for families.Bern for FamiliesMore
Bern CityFederal city, city of shopping, pleasure, culture: Bern is diverse and unique. Whether you’re looking for nature, cultural activities, or great food – this is the place for you.More
GantrischWhether it's challenging yourself on the via ferrata, a bike tour on the winding roads, relaxed hiking with a fantastic view, or enjoying regional delicacies - the Gantrisch Nature Park leaves nothing to be desired.More
EmmentalThe Emmental cheese with its many holes is world-famous. But the beautiful valley has so much more to offer – it is a great escape for bike lovers and hiking enthusiasts, for example.More
OberaargauQuaint villages, idyllic lakes, and historic buildings – the Oberaargau region is worth getting to know. It offers all kinds of fun adventures and pretty destinations.More
LaupenThe charming atmosphere of this town stems from its skillfully crafted arcades, medieval half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and picturesque castle that take visitors on an architectural journey to the past.More
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