Hiking

Photo gallery

Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 9, Laupen–Bern
Show all
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 30, Bern (Bärengraben)–Rüeggisberg
Show all
Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 10, Bern–Worb
Show all
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 29, Burgdorf–Bern (Bärengraben)
Show all

Cycling in the surroundings

Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 2, Thun–Biel/Bienne
Show all
Gürbe–Sense
Gürbe–Sense
Stage 1, Thun (Amsoldingen)–Bern
Show all
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 2, Neuchâtel–Bern
Show all
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 3, Bern–Huttwil
Show all
Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Stage 2, Laupen–Burgdorf (Kirchberg)
Show all
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 1, Bern–Schwarzenburg
Show all
Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 4, Bern–Biel (Nidau)
Show all
Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 3, Spiez–Bern
Show all
Gürbe–Sense
Gürbe–Sense
Stage 2, Bern–Kerzers (Golaten)
Show all
Bern-Süd-Route
Bern-Süd-Route
Route 37, Bern–Schwarzenburg (Rüschegg)
Show all
Grünes Band Bern
Grünes Band Bern
Route 888, Belp, Flughafen–Belp, Flughafen
Show all

Biking in the surroundings

Napf Bike
Bern
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare

Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare

Like most cities of greater than regional significance, Bern is an important junction. It boasts many well-preserved examples of bridges dating from different centuries and constructed out of various types of building material.
The oldest known travel and transportation routes are rivers. Bern’s River Aare was one of its most important connections to the outside world from the town’s foundation in medieval times until the 19th century, when river transport was superseded by the railway. The Aare has also contributed indirectly to travel and transport to and from Bern throughout the centuries. Numerous bridges were constructed in various types of building material according to the preferred method and style of the particular era.

Bern’s oldest river crossing can be found in the eastern part of the old town. The Untertorbrücke was extended several times but its original construction dates back to between 1461 and 1489. It first lost its importance as an integral part of a trans-regional route with the building of the Nydeggbrücke in 1840/44.

The concept of developing the Kirchenfeld as a residential area originated in the 1830s. A project for a high bridge over the river followed, and an iron bridge was built in the years 1881/83. The unfamiliar materials and flimsy appearance of the structure sparked fears for safety, and the pillars of today’s Kirchenfeldbrücke were later filled and clad with concrete.
Like most cities of greater than regional significance, Bern is an important junction. It boasts many well-preserved examples of bridges dating from different centuries and constructed out of various types of building material.
The oldest known travel and transportation routes are rivers. Bern’s River Aare was one of its most important connections to the outside world from the town’s foundation in medieval times until the 19th century, when river transport was superseded by the railway. The Aare has also contributed indirectly to travel and transport to and from Bern throughout the centuries. Numerous bridges were constructed in various types of building material according to the preferred method and style of the particular era.

Bern’s oldest river crossing can be found in the eastern part of the old town. The Untertorbrücke was extended several times but its original construction dates back to between 1461 and 1489. It first lost its importance as an integral part of a trans-regional route with the building of the Nydeggbrücke in 1840/44.

The concept of developing the Kirchenfeld as a residential area originated in the 1830s. A project for a high bridge over the river followed, and an iron bridge was built in the years 1881/83. The unfamiliar materials and flimsy appearance of the structure sparked fears for safety, and the pillars of today’s Kirchenfeldbrücke were later filled and clad with concrete.

Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare

Adresse

Verantwortliche Behörde: Hans-Peter Kistler
Bundesamt für Strassen ASTRA
Bereich Langsamverkehr
3003 Bern
Tel. +41 (0)31 322 76 53
hans-peter.kistler@astra.admin.ch
www.ivs.admin.ch

Services

Accommodation

Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern
Hostel 77
Hostel 77
Bern
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Oberbottigen
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Bern
SustenBern
SustenBern
Bern
TCS Camping Bern - Eymatt
TCS Camping Bern - Eymatt
Hinterkappelen
Show all

Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 9, Laupen–Bern
Show all
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 30, Bern (Bärengraben)–Rüeggisberg
Show all
Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 10, Bern–Worb
Show all
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 29, Burgdorf–Bern (Bärengraben)
Show all

Cycling in the surroundings

Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 2, Thun–Biel/Bienne
Show all
Gürbe–Sense
Gürbe–Sense
Stage 1, Thun (Amsoldingen)–Bern
Show all
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 2, Neuchâtel–Bern
Show all
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 3, Bern–Huttwil
Show all
Alter Bernerweg
Alter Bernerweg
Stage 2, Laupen–Burgdorf (Kirchberg)
Show all
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 1, Bern–Schwarzenburg
Show all
Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 4, Bern–Biel (Nidau)
Show all
Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 3, Spiez–Bern
Show all
Gürbe–Sense
Gürbe–Sense
Stage 2, Bern–Kerzers (Golaten)
Show all
Bern-Süd-Route
Bern-Süd-Route
Route 37, Bern–Schwarzenburg (Rüschegg)
Show all
Grünes Band Bern
Grünes Band Bern
Route 888, Belp, Flughafen–Belp, Flughafen
Show all

Biking in the surroundings

Napf Bike