The leaves on the trees are slowly changing colour, the air is becoming cooler and the days shorter – autumn has arrived! This is a season when it’s nice to slow things down a bit, and it’s the ideal time to treat yourself to a short holiday because from 7 September to 31 October there is a 50% discount on the second night of your stay in a Bern hotel. The “Uszyt” (breaktime) package includes even more attractive offers – with relaxation and enjoyment guaranteed.
This is what the package includes:
“Uszyt” is a package offering special conditions for overnight stays and leisure activities. Here is an overview of the included offers:
50% discount on the second night of your stay in a selected Bern hotel.
You will receive three vouchers at your hotel’s reception desk, which you can use to redeem additional offers. Bookings are made directly through the participating hotels. Please use the “Uszyt” discount code when booking.
BERNcity gift card One 10-franc BERNcity gift card per adult. To be picked up at the Tourist Information at Bern’s main station. Please show your Bern Ticket at the cash register. “Kunstherbst”
One free admission per person to the Kunstherbst Bern art festival upon presentation of your Bern Ticket at the ticket counter of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern or the Zentrum Paul Klee. Aperitifs One free glass of champagne per person at Restaurant Verdi or Lorenzini upon presentation of your “Uszyt” voucher at either of the restaurants. E-bike rental CHF 15.00 discount per person on the daily rental of an “E-Bike Comfort” from Rent-a-Bike upon presentation of your “Uszyt” voucher. Please reserve your bike(s) in advance by telephone at +41 41 921 05 75.
The e-bikes can be picked up at Bern's main train station.
Enjoy a walk and
a raclette cheese
50% discount per person on a raclette picnic rucksack from Restaurant Lötschberg upon presentation of your “Uszyt” voucher. Please make reservations beforehand by calling +41 31 311 34 55. Zytglogge (Clock
50% discount per person on a Zytglogge (Clock Tower) tour. Please book your tour by calling +41 31 328 12 12 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and using the “Uszyt” booking code.
Staying in one of the participating hotels is a condition for redeeming the offers included in the “Uszyt” package. The listed discounts and free admissions can be redeemed and combined individually. The “Uszyt” package can be booked from 7 September until 31 October 2020.
Celebrate the Bernese way of life and adopt the city's laid-back attitude. Here’s what your “Uszyt” (breaktime) could look like:
BERNcity gift card
Before you start exploring the city, we suggest stopping by the Tourist Information at Bern’s main station, where you’ll find not only lots of inspiration and ideas for your stay, but also a 10-franc BERNcity gift card per adult. The gift card can be used in over 200 Bernese shops, restaurant, movie theatres, and cultural institutions. So make sure you’ve got enough time for “Lädele” (relaxed shopping), which is especially enjoyable under Bern’s historic arcades. Visitors of all ages will have plenty to discover.
The first day is dedicated to art and culture, and of course there will be time for relaxing drinks as well.
Visit the “Kunstherbst Bern” art festival
Your Bern holiday will begin with a good dose of culture. The Zentrum Paul Klee and the Museum of Fine Arts Bern have jointly launched the Kunstherbst Bern art festival and are showing six top-class exhibitions (running until the end of December). Your Bern Ticket gives you a free combi-ticket to visit Kunstherbst!
Upon presentation of your “Uszyt” voucher at the ticket counters of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern or the Zentrum Paul Klee, “Uszyt” hotel guests will receive free admission to Kunstherbst Bern.
Evening meal at Restaurant Verdi
On a day filled with art and culture, Ristorante Verdi is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious evening meal, as the restaurant is dedicated to the classical composer Giuseppe Verdi himself. Upon presentation of your “Uszyt” voucher, one glass of champagne per person will be served! The same also applies to Restaurant Lorenzini.
On the second day, it’s all about movement, combined with pleasure and that famous Bernese love of leisure. After all, one of our mottos is “Hurry up and slow down”.
Explore Bern’s greenbelt on an e-bike
Today, the focus is on exercise, but in an enjoyable and relaxed way. Take your e-bike and head off into the countryside following the “Grünes Band Bern” bike route, which introduces you to the leafy-green southern part of Bern. Receive a CHF 15.00 discount per person on the daily rental of an “E-Bike Comfort” upon presentation of your “Uszyt” voucher! The numerous farm and village shops as well as inns and cafés are ideal pit stops along the route.
CHF 15.00 discount per person on the daily rental of an “E-Bike Comfort” from Rent-a-Bike upon presentation of your “Uszyt” voucher. Please reserve your bike(s) in advance by calling +41 41 921 05 75. The e-bikes can be picked up at Bern's main train station.
CHF 15.00 discount per person on the daily rental of an e-bike from Thömus upon presentation of your Bern Ticket. Please reserve your bike(s) in advance by calling +41 31 992 11 44. The e-bikes can be picked up from the Thömus Shop Bern.
Enjoy a walk and a raclette cheese picnic
Back in the city once more, your tour of discovery continues. As evening approaches and the street lights slowly but surely come on, an outdoor raclette picnic is on the menu. After picking up the raclette-filled rucksack at Restaurant Lötschberg, you can set off on a leisurely stroll until you find just the right spot to enjoy your cheese-y picnic. And with the “Uszyt” voucher you get a 50% discount per person!
With a walk through the oldest district of Bern, culinary delights in the traditional Kornhauskeller restaurant, and a guided tour of the centuries-old Clock Tower, your third day is sure to be historic.
Stroll along the Aare river
In the morning, as the city awakens, the Aare radiates a special calm. What better way to start off your day than with a walk along its banks? Our tip: Walk the 5-km route to Elfenau Park. From the BearPark, it leads through the Matte neighbourhood, the oldest district in Bern, and then to the famous Marzili outdoor swimming pool. Crossing the Schönausteg pedestrian bridge and on past the Bern Animal Park, Dählhölzli, the path continues upstream to Elfenau.
Lunch at the Kornhauskeller
Back in Bern (bus no. 19 takes you back to the city centre), we highly recommend a visit to Restaurant Kornhauskeller. The charm of the past blends perfectly here with the stylish interior decorating. A former granary, there are now two restaurants housed here in addition to a library and the Kornhausforum. The menu includes local specialities and hearty classics that can be savoured in what is probably the most impressive vaulted cellar in Bern.
Zytglogge (Clock Tower) tour
Up you go! The Zytglogge tour allows you to look behind the hands of the centuries-old clockwork and enjoy a spectacular view of the Old Town. Participants will also learn about the history of Bern's landmark Clock Tower – with a 50% discount thanks to the “Uszyt” package!
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