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The Gurten is the perfect day trip for families or those who want to experience a relaxing city escape with great views.


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1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

Loop

2,776' 846 m

High

2,701' 823 m

Low

133' 41 m

Up

93' 28 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Family Friendly Toboggan, kid's playground, train, bumper cars, disc golf, lots of activities for children, as well as multiple food and drink options.

Unless you have special permission, you cannot drive to the top. Cable car and going by foot are the only access options.

Need to Know

To get to the Gurten, you can take the tram to Wabern and then walk up to the cable car that will take you to the top, or drive to the covered parking just below the cable car station.

Description

Bern is a beautiful and historic city. It is full of architectural, historical, and natural points of interest, and has plenty to do for everyone. One of my favorite spots in Bern is the Gurten. It is the local mountain and host to the famous annual music festival. However, it is not the festival that draws me here (although it is very fun—for those interested, find more information here), but the beautiful and peaceful scenery.

It overlooks the city and the Aare. In the distance you can also see alps, such as the Eiger, the Mönch, and the Jungfrau. You can see far over beautiful fields, forests, and valleys, and can go for an easy hike, suitable for every age.

Find more information and additional tips on my blog.

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Simona Girardi

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Gurten Kulm - View of the fields and alps in the background
Jul 15, 2019 near Kehrsatz, CH
A bird's-eye view of Bern city
Jul 15, 2019 near Köniz, CH

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