Innovations and highlights: Summer in Bern will be diverse and eventful

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The Swiss federal city of Bern has numerous innovations and events coming up this summer. A new funicular runs on the Gurten, ten e-bike routes offer spectacular views of the Alps, and a series of concerts will take place for the first time at Laupen Castle.

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Gurtenbahn, new panoramic cars will be used from May 2024. The valley station will be completely barrier-free and operation will be fully automated. The trip remains free for overnight guests of the city of Bern with the Bern Ticket. The Gurten, a popular local recreation area, offers numerous leisure opportunities such as an observatory, restaurants, a viewing tower and a toboggan run.

Bern, the second greenest capital in Europe, offers ten new e-bike routes that run away from major traffic axes and offer the best views of the Bernese Alps. The thematic route “Green Belt Bern” leads through the Bremgarten Forest, and other tours lead to castles, through nature parks and idyllic hilly landscapes.

In the summer, Burgdorf will be transformed into a wrestling stronghold for various wrestling festivals from August 1st to 11th, 2024. The Buskers Bern street music festival will take place from August 8th to 10th, 2024, which will fill the streets of the UNESCO old town with artists and musicians from all over fills the world. A new concert series, the Laupen Castle Festival, offers eight classical concerts in the courtyard of Laupen Castle from August 29th to September 1st, 2024.

Bern-Belp Airport (Photo: Claudio Joss).
Bern-Belp Airport (Photo: Claudio Joss).