A demonstrator explains the telescope to guests at the observatory on the Gurten.

Observation evenings in the observatory

The observatory above Bern

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Gurten observatory: a journey through the night sky

How are shooting stars formed? How did the solar system come into being? The observatory on the Gurten offers all astronomy fans a detailed insight into physical and other scientific phenomena in space. Public observation evenings take place every Tuesday evening under the professional guidance of the Astro Events association. The various celestial events are explained in an understandable manner and can be observed with a telescope. 

The number of visitors is limited to 16 people per evening and pre-registration is necessary. The observatory visits are held in German.

Combine your trip to the observatory with a visit to the Gurtners restaurant. Exclusively on Tuesdays, we offer you the "Star Tuesday" three-course meal, including admission to the observatory, for CHF 65. 
 
Summer
April 1 to October 31: Tuesday, 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. 
Winter
November 1 to March 31: Tuesday, 9 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Adults:  CHF 18
Children (6 to 16 years of age): CHF 10

The observatory is located on the Gurten meadow directly next to the Gurten garden.

Overview map

  • Three-course meal (with or without meat)
  • Mineral water
  • Star drink to take away
  • Admission to the observation evening in the observatory

CHF 65 per person (offer excl. Gurten funicular ticket)

Vouchers for the public observation evenings can be purchased in our online shop.

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