Bern Baby Bern – 5 Highlights madeinbern.com
Exhilarating moments and thrills galore await you in Bern. From the UNESCO-protected capital to the world-famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, you will find everything your heart desires! Here are 10 places in the canton of Bern that you really need to see before you leave:
Old Town of Bern – capital city and World Cultural Heritage site in one The Bernese Old Town has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1983. The arcades are an inviting place for a stroll, and the basement venues include shops, restaurants and cultural activities that are just waiting to be discovered. And there is the Aare river. Locals and tourists love bathing in the cool water. A summer visit to the city is not complete without a detour to the Marzili.
Junfraujoch – Top of Euorpe The view sweeps over the Aletsch Glacier, the snow and the mountains, and the air is cold. The Jungfraujoch is one of the tourist highlights of the canton of Bern, if not of all of Switzerland. At 3,454 metres above sea level you can certainly feel the elements here. And what is really astonishing is the engineering feat that enables visitors to reach this high Alpine world by train.
Gstaad – Fondueland Delicious fondues with panoramic views are on offer at Fondueland Gstaad. Waiting for cheese-lovers are two purpose-built huts and two oversized caquelons, which can cater for up to eight people. And after the fondue, a circular hike on foot or a short bike ride in the fresh air will help you to digest the cheese you have enjoyed so much.
Lake Oeschinen – glacier water above Kandersteg From Kandersteg you can walk up to Lake Oeschinen in about an hour and a half. Alternatively, you can also take the gondola to this lake located in the extended UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Its deep blue waters flow from the surrounding glacier brooks. Nevertheless, or even more precisely because of this, it is also a popular bathing lake in summer
Schilthorn – secret agents on the trail (Bond Mountain) It takes three quarters of an hour for the Piz Gloria Restaurant on the Schilthorn to revolve once around its axis. During their meal, visitors can enjoy the entire panorama – from Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to Mont Blanc. James Bond, on the other hand, did not have as much time to enjoy the view. This was where the British secret agent hunted down Ernst Stavro Blofeld (played by Telly Savalas), making the Schilthorn worldfamous.