What to see and do
Gurten is Bern's local mountain and free with your Bern Ticket. This is a lush green setting with a miniature railway, restaurant and breathtaking views of the Alps. Gantrisch Nature Park is less than a hour from Bern and a wonderful place for enjoying walks. The green pastures and meadows of the Emmental countryside create a pretty patchwork landscape. Visit the Emmental Show Dairy for demonstrations of its world-famous Emmental cheese.The Kambly Experience is home to the delicious Swiss biscuits and is well worth a tour to learn abut the 100 year tradition.
From Bern, you can reach most of the fabulous Bernese Oberland excursions in about 2 hours (a little longer for the Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn). In addition to the stunning mountains, there are waterfalls, traffic-free villages and lake cruises to visit.