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Bern’s closest mountain sits some 856 m (2,804 ft) above the city’s southern suburbs and enjoys 360° views across the Bernese Alps and the Jura, across to the Jungfrau and Eiger on clear days. Accessed by the Gurtenbahn funicular railway – first opened in 1899 – the slopes of the mountain became parkland in 1999, and on summer weekends the residents of Bern decamp there en masse for family-friendly days out in the sharp, fresh Swiss air. Gurten’s amenities include playing fields, an observation tower, a miniature railway and play areas for kids as well as picnic spots, BBQ grills, an hotel and two panoramic restaurants; the mountain is also a springboard for signposted walks and cycle rides in the Alpine foothills.

The four-day Gurten Music Festival takes place annually in mid July and when there is a covering of snow in the winter, a toboggan run opens down to the funicular’s Grünenboden middle station, a bunny tow operates for children and cross-country

trails open for Nordic skiers.

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Funicular open Mon-Sat 7am–11.30pm; Sun 7am–8pm
Park im Grünen, Wabern, Canton of Bern, 3084
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Swiss Capital city helicopter sightseeing tour - the ideal flight to see Berne

Swiss Capital city helicopter sightseeing tour - the ideal flight to see Berne

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Experience Bern with its romantic old town from the viewpoint that best emphasizes the hills and the river Aare loops! -See the capital city from above. -Enjoy a helicopter flight (18 minutes duration) -Info about the town, its history, and culture This scenic flight starts at the Bern-Belp airport and brings you over the medieval old town from the Swiss capital city. Our professional pilots know the area inside out and give you information about the city and point to the longings of the region. We take you on an unforgettable helicopter tour peppered with impressive scenery, unique flying sensations, the right amount of adventure for everyone to fully enjoy, and always under the highest safety precautions! Come fly with us on the Bern helicopter city tour!
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What are Gurten hours of operation?
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Gurten hours of operation: Funicular open Mon-Sat 7am–11.30pm; Sun 7am–8pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Gurten tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gurten can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gurten 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gurten costs USD 882.07. Guided Gurten tours start around USD 882.07 per person.
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