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Gurten, Bern

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Gurten mountain stands 858 m (2,815 ft) high, with a viewing tower that affords a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Take advantage of the array of outdoor opportunities, including hiking and mountain biking trails, a sledding area, a children's playground, a miniature railway, and grilling spots. Take a picnic to the summit or a grab a meal at the nearby restaurant. You can ride the tram to the top of the mountain and walk back down to make the most of the scenery and wildlife. Add Gurten to your Bern travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bern trip builder.
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In historic Bern, the bulk of the accommodation offerings are confined to the peninsula, where the Old Town or "Altstadt" is located. Staying here gives you the convenience of being within walking distance to everything--which will come in handy in this generally car-free area. Throughout the Old Town you'll find a number of mid-range three-star hotels complete with their original 19th-century characteristics. A couple hostels and pensions round out the options here, though these tend to be a bit more expensive than one might expect. Outside of the Old Town, there are a few hotels with cheaper rates, though you compromise on convenience and atmosphere. The city also boasts a few stunning four- and five-star hotels, should your budget be forgiving.
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  • This berner mountain is a great place to hike for a few minutes, it offers awesome views of the Aare valley and the city in every season, but it can get VERY foggy during the winter. Go up with the ca...  more »
  • Check the timings for the funicular that goes to Gurten. Its a nice spot for a romantic picnic and a walk in open fields with views of the entire city.  more »
  • Quite literally I was blown away by the beauty of this place looking down over the town of Bern. A cable car takes you up to the area which comprises of a Mountain bike track, a fun cho-cho train for ...  more »