Welcome to Bern
The travel and business destination Bern combines the federal city, the rolling hills of the Emmental, the impressive mountain range of the Gantrisch Nature Park, idyllic spots in the Oberaargau region, and historic towns such as Laupen. Be it active or relaxed, urban or rural, on a mountain or by the water: there are almost endless options for excursions and activities in Bern's regions – take a look at the variety.
New beginnings, vibrant colours and golden rays of sunlight – spring has so much to offer. Be it on your own, with a loved one, or with a group of friends: celebrate the beautiful season and Bernese joie de vivre with different outdoor activities and regional products.
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Aarebag goes BBQ Bag
Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly room in a cozy Emmental hotel, a glamorous suite in the heart of Bern's Old City, or a stylish accommodation in a trendy neighbourhood: Bern offers everything your heart desires. Until 31 May 2021, families profit from free overnight stays for children aged 16 and under at these hotels in the entire travel destination Bern. Book directly with the hotel by phone or email and mention the keyword “Familiezyt” to benefit from the offer. As a special thank you for staying with them, the Bernese hotels will gift you a “BBQ Bag” consisting of a “Bärnhard” Aare swimming bag and BBQ utensils!
To the participating hotels
“I love Bern” contests
Be it an exclusive “mountain night” under the stars in the Gantrisch Nature Park, a mini holiday in the federal city with loads of culture, or a family weekend complete with a lama trek – we’re always giving away awesome prizes for unforgettable experiences in the entire Bern region.
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Bicycle trekkingBike trekking lets you experience and enjoy the passing landscape in all its diversity. E-bike fans can reach the countryside from the city in just a few minutes. Highlights such as the “Grünes Band Bern” e-bike route around the capital city, the Emmental valley, and the Gantrisch region are just a short ride away.Bicycle trekkingMore
Bern is not just the federal city, Bern is the rolling hills of the Emmental valley, the impressive mountain range of the Gantrisch area, idyllic spots in the Oberaargau region, and historic towns like Laupen. Be it active or relaxed, urban or rural, in the mountains or by the water: when it comes to excursions, the possibilities are endless. Find out how beautifully diverse the destination Bern is.
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