Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20striking modern landmarks, such as the Zentrum Paul Klee, a steel and glass art gallery, worthy of a visit in its own right. For foodies, revellers and night owls, Bern offers an amazing variety of bars, clubs, wine bars and pubs, as well as gourmet restaurants. Bern also has every kind of hotel from the luxurious to the homely. The 4-star Hotel Allegro, for example, has stunning views of the Bernese Alps. Get here before 26 November and you can see the Rendez-vous Bundesplatz, when the Parliament building is bathed in a colourful light show. And don’t miss a warming glühwein at the popular Christmas market during December. GETTINGABOUT If you are staying in Bern you will receive a Bern Ticket for your whole stay, which lets you travel for free on public transport in zones 100/101 operated by the LIBERO Association. It also includes the Gurten funicular, the funicular Marzilibahn, and the elevator to the Cathedral Platform. 15 BERNISTHEPERFECTBASE FORANYONELOOKINGFORA SKIANDCULTUREBREAK BEYONDTHECITY Go beyond the city borders, and you’ll find the regions of Emmental, Gantrisch Nature Park, Oberaargau and Laupen are just waiting for you to discover their charming, undulating landscapes, ancestral palaces, typical Bernese farmhouses, regional and yet world-renowned products such as Emmental cheese and a wide range of outdoor activities, such as cross-country ski touring. SKIRESORTS Take a day trip to one or the many small, sophisticated and friendly wintersports resorts near the city. Gurtenpark In winter, the 860m Gurten is one of the best family excursions. Ride the century-old funicular with its 360° panoramic views over the city and beyond. SchneeSelital About an hour from Bern, with three lifts and 8km of slopes, plus a funpark and snowtubing. Kaisereggbahnen Schwarzsee More than 22km of well-groomed slopes. Plus nightskiing. Bumbach / Schangnau Small and charming. with 9km of slopes. Can be easily and quickly reached from Bern. 15