We (family with two little kids) will be meeting friends from the US (kids as well) for Dinner in Berne or vicinity.
Any inputs for something that's touristically interesting?
Thanks for your help!
If I have Australian dollar notes with me, is it easy to find a money changer or a bank to change the Australian currency to Swiss currency in Bern? Thanks
How much roughly a taxi would cost from Bern airport to Hotel Landhaus Altenbergstrasse 4, Bern.
We are Balinese (a couple) hot island (all year from 24-35 degree C), we will be in Europe for experiencing the snow. We will be arriving in Bern in February from Aix-En-Provence. Our plan is to go to Jungfraujoch for 1 day also Tobboging if possible? How do I reach to the top of Europe?
2nd day : Bric and Gruyere for chocolate and cheese, it will be fine with trains.
3rd day : I don't know yet what to do, any recommendation?
4th day : depart to Milan.
All your information will be considerated.
Do you recommend a church for a Christmas eve service in Bern?
Hello, please recommend a place for skiing (beginner) which is near the city in Bern Switzerland. Also is it open until March? How far is it from the city going to the destination (2 hours, 3 hours, etc)? What should I take, a bus or train? (If you can give instructions or information that will be great).
Thank you and hoping to get a reply from you guys.
Hello, next year probably around March 2014 (2nd week or 3rd week) or May 2014 (2nd or 3rd week), I'll be visiting Bern. With that, can you give me tips like (1) What type of clothes should I wear since I think it's still cold at that time -during March (is it trench coat, bubble jacket, etc), what about during May (2) If I want to travel at one landmark to another should I go for bus or train and how much usually are the costs, for instance from Rose Garden to Einstein House or from Cathedral of Bern to House of Parliament. (3) Where are the best place to eat (I prefer near the landmarks/attractions) (4) Food recommendations and prices - it's okay if not exact price (5) Good hotel place with cheaper price if you know any name/s, please specify location too. If I missed some questions you may add other tips as well.
Thank you so much and hoping to get a feedback from you guys! :D :D :D
Having a small intimate civil wedding ....can anyone help me ? I am trying to find a hotel...grotto or somthing where I can do an after wedding aperitif and snacks for eating where the people will set up a couple of tables really nice with flowers .........would like it to be in the malcantone area of Ticino......pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee help with your ideaskind regardschristina
where can I find hippyish clothes ? I live in Bern... ..looking for long hippy dresses or oriental long dresses? helpppppppp need one for a wedding.....
We will be spending 4 whole days in Bern in September. Apart from the city itself we would like to visit some places within comfortable reach. There seems to be so many places to choose from that I thought I'd ask for expert advice.
The Jungfrau Railway seems a fair trek and expensive but it would be good to get up into the mountains. Then there are the lakes as well some interesting towns. Such a lot to do in such a short space of time which is why I could do with some guidance.
Bearing in mind that I haven't got deep pockets any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
I am not sure if have heard there is an free elevator from the River (near Barenpark) to the Cathedral. Am I wrong?
Could anybody tell me if bears at Barenpark have been moved to Historical Museum? If not, is there an specific timetable to see the bears at Barenpark, I mean, is it possible to see them at 20:00 p.m. next Friday?
Thank you. Regards.
I am organizing a railathon round Europe, 23 capitals in 16 days by train, and some other stuff. Unfortunately, despite 18 months preparation, it's just become 17 days. The Elipsos sleepers, out of Zurich and Milan, to Barcelona have been cancelled.
So I need to find beds for 13 of us for a night in western Swiss. I've tried the City Hostel in Geneva and Glocke in Bern, and both told me they cant take me. Hostels dont like large bookings for 1 night in summer. We will be in Zurich for 18:15. Zurich is a bit too east for us. The following day I want to go via Lyon, for the finest train picnic of the entire route, and onto Limoges to get the only remaining sleeper into Spain.
There are two reasons I want hostels, Firstly it's cheaper of course, but also, if we are all in double rooms I would have to go round waking everyone up.
There's another more drastic option. At the start of the day we will wake up in Milan on a sleeper from Rome. I dearly want to take everyone over the Bernina, in open top carriages, which I consider the best railway ride there is, anywhere. But we could just get the Simplon and be in France in no time, but then we loose almost all of Switzerland, which is a bit dumb if we are doing the ultimate European railway trip.
I guess we are all going to have to join the YHA (though if we do, for the extra we could just as easily get rooms in a cheap hotel).
This is a vague and difficult question to answer, but any input most welcome.
The Great Circular European Railway Challenge
I am down to my 6 days before getting to Bern and we are still going back and forth between hotels! Can someone please provide recommendations for this hotel: hoteltell-tonino.com/4481.ht...
? I don't see any reviews in the forums - your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Hi, everyone! I'm from Rio de Janeiro and will be visiting Bern this March. I was wondering if anyone could help me getting around in the city. I'll be arriving at the Belp airport at night and my hotel is on Weihergasse. If I take the bus from the airport, where should I get off and what means of transportation should I then take to get to Weihergasse?
Another question. I'll leave for Lyon from Bern and have checked fares with Rail Europe. However, I found out the site charges 40% the price of shares for my reservation. Is that practice and it gets this expensive anyway if I decide to buy the tickets once in Bern or they are charging it because I'm in Brazil and buying it online from here? I just don't want to be a sucker and waste money I would gladly spend shopping in the city.
Thank you guys!
- Which one would you choose?
- I've read some tips, but, could you suggest a good restaurant (I prefer not too expensive)
We are interested in staying in central Bern over the New Years. 3 stars or higher and within walking distance to trains. We have scanned many of the hotels in the area, and are just looking for any recommendations or experiences you may have. We would like to stay at 200 USD or less nightly. Regards!
Can anyone suggest a safe and good B&B accomodation at Bern, apart from bernbackpackers.com?
What is the operation time for local transport? I would reach Bern railway at 23:30 on a Sunday and would like to take tram 9. Will it be running at 23:30? I googled but didn't find the answer.
Hi Everyone, We are an Australian couple planning to spend a week in Bern in July. Does anyone know of any self catering accom? We have just spent 2 full days online & so far have only come up with one appartment.
We are coming to Bern to meet our new Ganddaughter who was born early Jan & dont really fancy spending the whole week in a hotel.
Thanks for your input. Regards, Pam & Fred
I'm from Fortaleza, Brazil, and I'm planning a trip to Europe in March, and I should arrive in Bern from Frankfurt little before midnight on the 6th and will stay there only one day.
I have a few questions on the city, and I hope they aren't too much:
- First of all, how will weather be by that time of the year? Is the city really worth visiting in that weather? What should I wear?
- what's the cheapest way of getting from the main train station to a central area in the city?
- I would need a cheap place to stay... what would you recommend? Good location and bed & breakfest, please. =)
- Is it possible to see the best of the city in one day? What is worth seeing and how can I move around in the city? Are there guided city tours or something like that? Are they expensive?
- Cheap places to eat decent food?
- Can anyone give me prices in general, like how much a person would spend in a day there, in a cheap travel. I really don't know what to expect.
- Further tips and recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks a lot in advance! =)
We have a few days in Bern are eager to experience a big Market Saturday. Does anyone know if it will be changed or canceled because apparently it's a holiday weekend?
One full day I was browsing the Internet searching for an apartment in Bern for 2 weeks - our first trip to Switzerland. The total number of suggested apartments was about 5-6. Almost all were studio.
During last 15 years we travel and stay in apartments all over Europe without any problem. Each big city (not to mention capitals) suggests hundreds of apartments of all kinds.
Now, from the situation in Bern I conclude one of the following:
1. I do not know how to search in Bern (most probable).
2. Bern is not enough interesting city to stay in it for more then a day or two.
3. Swiss national habits are very different.
I shall be thankful to Berners for any comment/explanation/hint.
I travel to Bern quite a lot and am tiring of staying in hotels. Anyone know of serviced apartments or holiday flats in or around the City (I thought there may be some in the Muri area, but can't find any info)
are there any mosques in Bern? and if there are any, does anybody know visiting possibilities?
BEst wished aus Litauen,
Will be travelling to Bern at the end of June on business.
As I won't have much of free time would like to visit places that really worth visiting in Bern.
Could anyone local recommend me something?
Can anyone recommend a place to sleep near the Bern rail station, even if at a radius of 20-25 minutes walking. Ensuite bath not necessary. Around CHF70. Thanks.
I will be flying in to Geneva airport at the end of May for and cannot decide on whether to base myself in Lausanne or Bern for a four night break.
I’m a student planning to visit Bern university for exchange next year (Spring) I saw that you have rooms for rent but I can’t read German. So, may I know if there is inexpensive place to stay in berne. Any website in English that have info of the rent price, number of rooms and how far is it from the school and super market? Thank you so much for your help.
My wife and I will be stopping here on our way from Paris to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. Since we will get here around 12:30 in the afternoon I thought it would be a good time to spend 3 to 4 hours having lunch and walking the city. My questions are regarding our luggage. We will want to leave one large and two smaller airplane carry on's at the station. Is this type of service available in Bern? How large (dimensions) are the largest lockers or can we leave at the station and not in a locker? Costs?
My sister-in-law and brother-in-law have moved to Bern, Switzerland for 2 years just this week. I would like to organise to send them a grocery hamper of various items that they may need and I would like to know if a local supermarket or department store would do this. Alternatively maybe a local company who provides such a service of gift hampers etc.
Any feedback or comments are welcome and appreciated.