Viewing points

Gurten - Park im Grünen

The magical mountain above the city of Bern

You will find Bern’s most beautiful sun terrace on Mt. Gurten at 858 metres above sea level. Bern’s ‘local’ mountain provides breath-taking views of the capital city, the Jura and the Alps, and features a great play park for children. The “Gurtners” and “Tapis Rouge” restaurants offer visitors culinary highlights.

Availability Today (Tuesday) open

Operating times, Gurtenbahn funicular railway

Daily, every 15 mins

Mon–Sat                          07.00–23.45 hours
Sun and public holidays   07.00–20.15 hours

Subject to change without prior notice


Funicular railway Wabern–Gurten Kulm, one-way

  • CHF 6.00 Adults
  • CHF 3.00 Adults Half-Fare travelcard
  • CHF 3.00 Children aged 6 to 15.99
  • Free of charge Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard / GA travelcard / Libero day ticket

Funicular railway Wabern–Gurten Kulm, return

  • CHF 10.50 Adults
  • CHF 5.50 Adults Half-Fare travelcard
  • CHF 5.50 Children aged 6 to 15.99
  • Free of charge Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard / GA travelcard / Libero day ticket

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration


Food & drink

  • “Gurtners” restaurant
    A fresh interpretation of hearty, traditional dishes
  • “Tapis Rouge” restaurant
    Hearty buffet offering good value, with a family-friendly atmosphere.
  • The following brunches are held on Sundays: Gurtners Sunday brunch at the “Gurtners” restaurant, indulgent brunch in the “Pavillon” and a late risers’ brunch in the “Uptown” Kulturschür (literally “Culture Barn”). The family brunch at “Tapis Rouge” takes place on Saturdays and Sundays.

Summer activities

  • Play park for children, with over 20 play stations surrounded by 100,000 m2 of nature – the Gurten pond, miniature railway, electric cars, climbing castle, frisbee, unique marble run and lots more. Most of the toys are free to use.
  • 500-metre-long toboggan run with a 185-metre-long lift; elevation difference 55 m, max. gradient 18%.
  • For athletic visitors:
    a great downhill route and a beautiful walking area.

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