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The Bären Park

The bear appears on the coat of arms of Bern, and the BärenPark symbolizes the city. Located at the lower edge of the old town, the park provides a free recreational area open around the clock. It is a spacious and humane enclosure where visitors can experience brown bears before taking a stroll to the city’s Dählhölzli Zoo.

The Gurten

Affectionately known as the Güsche, the Gurten is Bern’s own mountain. Its 858-meter peak can be reached by bicycle, on foot on via the Gurtenbahn. From 7 hrs onwards, the funicular railway departs every quarter of an hour; the five-minute trip from base station to the summit guarantees wonderful views across Bern and the Central Plateau. With plenty on offer for people of all ages and two restaurants, the Gurten makes for a worthwhile day trip.

Closer to Bern

Book directly and get ready to celebrate - BERN Hotels is rewarding guests who book directly with 300 free nights, from November 2017 until April 2018.

The BELLEVUE PALACE is as well giving away one free night in a double room including breakfast every month. To participate you just have to book your room directly at the hotel and stay during the respective month.

The campaign promotes personal contact between guests and hotels, creating a lasting, closer relationship with Bern. You can find the lucky winners under #CloserToBern on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.