Romantic Experiences and Places in Bern
In Bern, you can find romance every single day! And these 12 experiences are sure to set hearts aflutter.
#1 Creating a perfume together
Fragrances awaken emotions and make people happy! Beneath the picturesque arcades of Bern, the two of you can create your own signature scents in the upscale perfume studio “art of scent – Swiss Perfumes.” It’s a wonderful experience and a unique gift idea.
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#2 An evening together at the casino
Lucky in love, unlucky at cards? If you don’t believe that old superstition and prefer James Bond over romance novels, try an evening out at Grand Casino Bern. A game of roulette or Blackjack together is sure to get your endorphins going. And who knows? Maybe the game will end with a kiss for the winner?
#3 An evening on the Gurten
According to legend, the Gurten was the secret meeting place for a young couple whose love defied the conventions of the time. What better place to share a candlelight dinner with a panoramic view over the lights of the capital city? After dinner in Gurtners Restaurant, which is named after the legendary couple, a romantic stroll under the stars is the perfect end to the evening.
#4 Sunset in the Rose Garden
A real classic! Many love stories had their start in Bern’s popular Rose Garden. Our tip: Do it like the locals. Just sit on the garden wall, with your feet dangling over the side, and enjoy the sunset over Bern with whatever drink you’ve brought along – whether it’s a beer or a thermos of mulled wine. And if it gets chilly, warm up with a fondue in the Rosengarten Restaurant while taking in the panoramic view of the city.
#5 A relaxing brunch
Mmm! What could be nicer than starting the day with an extensive brunch or breakfast? If you don’t have time to whip up pancakes or omelets for breakfast in bed, you’ll find a number of places serving brunch throughout Bern – whether traditional, très chic or health conscious. Bon appétit!
BRUNCH IN BERN
#6 Arabian Nights in Bern
Unwind and let loose with your loved one! In the Hammam & Spa Oktogon Bern with its lovely oriental architecture, you can spend a few hours immersed in another world together. At the top of the wish list: the romantic “You and I” package. By the time you reach the second round of massages or the sultan bath, you’ll have long forgotten that little spat over him leaving his socks lying around. Guaranteed!
#7 Bern Minster
Bern Minster is home to the tallest church tower in Switzerland. It features a viewing platform overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern and the surrounding Bernese Mittelland – and if you’re lucky, the mountain peaks of the Bernese Oberland. It’s the perfect place to dream of the future together. And after climbing 312 steps to get there, your heart will surely be racing.
#8 A comfortable stroll
Quality time, baby! The best gift of all is taking time for those you love. And a perfect way to spend that time is with a relaxing stroll – be it along the Aare river, on Elfenau’s extensive park grounds, on Bern’s local mountain (the Gurten) or in Gantrisch Nature Park. And if it happens to be raining, consider a stroll through the six kilometers of arcades in downtown Bern. Sharing a kiss under the arcades is rumored to be especially romantic...
#9 Cuddling with Alpacas
Fluffy, friendly and so huggable: just 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 the city of Bern and the mountain panorama – pure romance. And while cuddling and playing with the alpaca, lovebirds are sure to become even closer.
#10 As they say, the way to the heart is through the stomach
Even with butterflies in your stomach, you’re sure to get hungry sometime. Those wanting to go out for a romantic candlelight dinner in Bern will be hard-pressed to decide between the many options on offer. The restaurants Kornhauskeller (image), Schwellenmätteli, Casa Novo, Wein & Sein, Marzer, Blauer Engel, Verdi and Brasserie Obstberg all rank high on the romance scale.
Restaurants in Bern
#11 An evening at Konzert Theater Bern
When was the last time you brought out your little black dress or bow tie? The impressive auditorium at Konzert Theater Bern is the ideal backdrop for a special evening together. Those wanting to start the evening in style with a glass of champagne can visit the bar at Hotel Bellevue Palace, a five-star-superior hotel just around the corner.
#12 Disappear for a while together
While walking through the streets of Bern, you’ll discover a number of little cellar cafés. They once served as the city’s underground storage vaults, but today they exude their own special charm. Our tip for romantics: Snuggle up together among the huge cushions at Café Marta on the famous Kramgasse, and enjoy a hot chocolate with warm cranberry scones!