Take a break from city life at this easily-accessible outdoor playground.
A short ride from Bern city centre by tram and the funicular Gurtenbahn sits this low mountain, whose summit was developed by the capital in 1999 as an outdoor leisure area. At 858m, the Gurten sports fabulous views over Bern on a clear day, and makes for a welcome getaway from the city. The leafy offering includes a viewing tower, several restaurants, a children’s play area, plus hiking and mountain biking trails. In winter, if the snow descends low enough the Gurten is ideal for beginner skiers and family sledging.
The Gurten also hosts several events, including an annual big-name music festival.
|Opening hours:||(Gurtenbahn) 7am-11.45pm Mon-Sat, 7am-8.15pm Sun|
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Founded in 1977 as a folk festival, Gurten Festival is now one of Switzerland’s biggest music events, hosting big name international bands and Swiss artists over four days on top of Bern's local mountain, the Gurten. It's a fantastic spot for a summer...Music festivals Wednesday July 12 2017 - Saturday July 15 2017