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A wonderful city and this walking tour made me appreciate the old own and its history. How it works: Download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. To the north, views stretch over the unspoiled forests and valleys of the Schwarzenburgerland and Bern midlands; when it’s clear you can see as far as the Black Forest and the summit of mighty Mount Pilatus. The Gantrisch Panoramic trail runs across the hills west of Thun, offering one of the best natural balconies in the region. Worst Times: Rush hours, Monday through Friday from 8 to 9am and 5 to 6pm. The Brienzer Rothorn is one of the most magnificent look-outs in the Alps. Either way, it’s a tough but remarkable climb via aromatic forest, alpine meadows and increasingly impressive views down to Lake Brienz and up to snow-capped peaks. Many of its buildings date from the 17th century. and never miss out again. Also opening onto this square is the celebrated: Also called the Zytgloggeturm, the Clock Tower was the town's west gate from 1191 to 1250. From there, the climb to the summit of Rindeberg begins. Time: 7hrs. In 2007 and 2008, this square, or plaza, in front of the city's main railway station, witnessed a more thorough urban renewal (new underground parking, new pedestrian zones, new landscaping) than any other location within Bern. Finally, the gondola brings you back down to the beautiful village of Zweisimmen – though if you're feeling adventurous, you can pick up a scooter at the half-way point and downhill the rest of the mountain.

Continue west, following the same street, which has now changed its name to Amthausgasse. And they all come with breathtaking views, fresh air, a sense of freedom and a magical immersion in nature….

Via: Waldhaus / Heimritz. Leaving Kornhausplatz, continue east along: A continuation of Marktgasse, this street contains many old houses with corner turrets and oriel windows.

The Brienz Rothorn Railway opened in 1892 and its bright-red carriages continue to grind up, still powered by steam. Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.

Morgetepass 1958m – Leiterepass 1905m Loop from Gusteren. Level: Moderate (Left: Bern Welcome; Right: Switzerland Tourism), From the top of the Brienzer Rothorn (Jan Geerk). You could ride the rack railway all the way to the final station, from where it’s only a 100m climb to the Rothorn’s summit.

(Left: Jungfrau Region Tourismus; Right: David Birri), The beautiful Gantrisch Gurnigel (Bern Welcome). Once on the mountain, pick up the well-marked path towards Rinderberg: a rolling Alpine path leads from Hornberg to Parwengen.

This bistro cafe also attracts many expatriates.

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It doesn’t matter what level of hiker you are either – virtually everyone can enjoy this panorama. This makes it a very peaceful place to explore on foot.
We spent a bit over 2 hours for the whole tour. Time: 2hrs. From the top of the Brienzer Rothorn (Jan Geerk) The … Leading over the outskirts of Bern and the towns of Fribourg and Thus, the route is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful panorama paths in the region, with views in all di…

Level: Easy-Moderate.

Explore more of Espace Mittelland: Browse the best Hikes in other regions. Bagpiper Fountain. Bern isn’t only one of the best places for hiking in Switzerland, it’s one of the best in the world. From snowy mountains to valleys dripping with waterfalls, here are our top five walks... Bern isn’t only one of the best places for hiking in Switzerland, it’s one of the best places for hiking in the world. The glorious, glacially-carved Gastern Valley, now a designated nature reserve, feels far removed from the rest of the world. After that, it’s just a quick downhill to the mountain restaurant at around 2,000m – a great place for lunch with a view. The 2,079m Rinderberg mountain rears up between Gstaad and Zweisimmen. The Aare River has done a dramatic job of carving its way through the Haslital. Follow these 5 expert-designed self-guided walking tours to explore Bern, Switzerland on foot at your own pace. Length: 1.4km.

Bahnhofplatz. Start/Finish: Schönried/Zweisimmen. In the center of the street stands yet another famous fountain, the: This fountain is an allegory of Justice, with worshiping subjects, including the pope, at her feet. Level: Easy-challenging (Left: Mike Kaufmann; Right: Brienz Rothorn Railway)), The hidden Gastern Valley (Robert Boesch). In 1905 the famous physicist wrote his "theory of relativity" here. In 2007 and 2008, this square, or plaza, in front of the city's main railway station, witnessed a more... 2. Level: Easy (Images: Destination Gstaad), Sign up for our newsletter today The statue was erected in 1543. See the glory of the high mountains unfurl without having to climb them on this trail in the pre-Alps. Start/Finish: Kandersteg. Finish: East Entrance (Innertkirchen). Length: 100m-15km. After leaving the cathedral, continue west along Münstergasse until you reach Theaterplatz, one of Altstadt's major squares. Its chimes start pealing at 4 minutes before every hour. Glacier 3000. Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot. Time: 3hrs (if you take the bus from Selden) - 7hrs (if you hike round-trip). A steep hike: Scale the Brienzer Rothorn.

Stroll along the River Kander, enjoy sections of cool, fragrant forest, see waterfalls cascading down the valley sides and feel awed by the mighty rock walls. Check out more Hikes throughout Bern below and find the perfect Tour in your destination. 031/311-30-63), is frequented by international journalists and visitors drawn to its sidewalk terrace. You could also disembark at the intermediate station of Planalp for a mid-level hike. Time: 20mins-5hrs. Length: 21km. Start: West Entrance (Meiringen). The city of Bern is named after the bear (now its official mascot), and bears have resided in these pits since 1480.

Across green meadows, through cool forests and accompanied by spectacular views: These are our recommendations for the most beautiful hikes in and around Bern. You can also create your own self-guided walk to visit the city attractions which interest you the most.

If you work up an appetite, stop at the remote Berggasthaus Heimritz for lunch deep down the valley, or visit the charming Restaurant Waldhaus and order a delicious raclette.

Time: 40mins.

In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of hikes and walking routes around Bern to bring you the top 20 hiking routes in the region. Continue east along the street, which now changes its name to Gerechtigkeitsgasse. Walk to the end of the street and continue across the river, crossing the Nydeggbrücke, until you reach Bern's most visited sight: The Bärengraben is immediately on your right. It's now one of the showcases of urban Switzerland. It now shelters a tiny museum devoted to the cultural and business life of the city. (Left: Tourism Adelboden Lenk Kandersteg; Right: Robert Boesch), Ramble on the Rinderberg (Destination Gstaad). The Kornhaus, an old granary from the 1700s, also stands on the square; today it's a restaurant and wine cellar.