Winter Wonderland on Gurten, Switzerland

Bern, sort of my home town, is one of the prettiest cities in Switzerland. What I especially love about it is its proximity to nature – take, for example, the “Gurten”, a mountain right next to the city. From the main train station, a tram takes you to the bottom of the hill in 10 minutes. A tiny funicular then transports you all the way up within a couple minutes (or you can invest an hour to walk up). On a good day, the views are fantastic: you’ll see the city of Bern right when you get off the train, and a panoramic view of the alps after a 10-minute walk.

But even on days with no good views, it’s worth trekking up – when the city is grey and grim, Gurten can very well be an unexpected winter wonderland. If you are so inclined, there’s even a small hill for sledding or (kids’) skiing. Great playgrounds and a viewing tower complete the Gurten experience – and after an active couple hours, several restaurants in a castle-like building are waiting for your business. In summer, it’s just as cool – mainly in July, when the 3-day music festival descends upon the hill. Let’s go for a walk, shall we?

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

Gurten, January 2015

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