In the Mood for Love? Try these 7 Romantic Experiences in and around the City of Bern
Yes, everything may be different this year – but of course we’re still celebrating Valentine’s Day. Here are our romantic recommendations – be still, my beating heart!
#1 The Way to a Person’s Heart …
… is through his stomach! And if there’s still some room in there next to all the butterflies, we highly recommend the “Moosegg Gourmet Abend” (“Moosegg Gourmet Evening”): After a relaxing bath in the Hot Pot – including champagne and appetisers, of course – you’ll be served a six-course surprise menu before retiring and enjoying the beautiful view of the Alps. If you ask us, what Hotel Moosegg offers is pure romance!
#2 The Way to a Person’s Heart … (part 2)
How about surprising your favourite person with a romantic brunch at home? What a wonderful coincidence: this year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday. Bernese restaurants have to remain closed for the moment, but they’ve come up with something special: many of them now offer their treats as takeout or delivery. Our recommendation: the pick-up brunch from Steinhalle Bern! We think that the homemade chocolate cake with its liquid centre alone is reason enough to try it – it comes with instructions so you can enjoy it straight out of your own oven. Yum!
#3 Spend the night in the heart of Bern
Something we should definitely do more often: feel like a visitor in our own (favourite) city for a night! Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for an extra romantic experience. How about spending the night at the Bellevue Palace? In addition to culinary highlights – a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at VUE and a Bellevue breakfast – you also get access to the sauna and benefit from late checkout until 3 p.m. – perfect for late risers and gourmets!
From Bellevue with Love
#4 Cuddling with Alpacas
Fluffy, friendly and so cuddly: merely seeing an alpaca makes our heart skip a beat! In Ortschwaben, just a 10-minute bus ride from Bern’s main station, you can pet the cute animals – and go for a walk with them! First, you choose one of the farm’s alpacas, be it Gaby, Sugus, Quincy or whichever one is your favourite. Then, you can take your new buddy on a relaxing stroll through the forest, all the way to an idyllic little clearing with a view of Bern and the mountains – pure romance. And while cuddling and playing with the alpaca, lovebirds are sure to become even closer.
#5 Castle Romance
A romantic getaway fit for a king and queen: Hünigen Castle is perfect for relaxing in style and indulg-ing on delicious treats. Guests are pampered in every possible way, be it at the castle’s spa or at the restaurant, where they are served a five-course feast and, after staying the night in one of the elegant rooms, a hearty breakfast.
#6 A night in an igloo
The height of romance! Spending a night in the Kemmeriboden-Bad hotel’s very own igloo is a truly unforgettable experience. After hiking through the snow (hotel guests can use snowshoes free of charge), you can warm up with a delicious fondue or relax in the spa area with a sauna, steam shower, and hot tub.
#7 Enjoy the view from Laupen Castle
Beautifully crafted arcades, medieval timbered houses, ancient cobblestone alleys and a majestic castle perched on a sandstone rock above the city – welcome to Laupen! It’s only a 30-minute train ride from Bern and definitely worth a visit. Take your fair maiden or fair sir by the hand, let the quaint town take you back in time and enjoy the beautiful view of the Jura mountain range and the peaks of the Bernese Alps.
OFF TO LAUPEN!