Frequently asked questions

No, the Gurten is car-free and driving is prohibited. Special authorization can be requested for suppliers and equipment providers for events for a fee.

Enter the following address: Mani-Matter-Platz 1, 3084 Wabern.

From Bern central station, you can take tram 9 towards Wabern or S-Bahn no. 3/31 toward Belp.

You can use the designated parking garage right next to the Gurten funicular valley station. A total of 285 parking spaces are available (fee applies) as well as two electric vehicle charging stations.

The parking garage is open 24 hours a day.

You can find the parking fees here.

The maximum height is 2.2 meters.

Please ask at the valley station cash desk. You will be taken to the top deck.

Yes, there are two charging stations for electric cars.

Yes, permanent parking spaces can also be rented. If you are interested, please contact Gurtenbahn Bern AG at +41 31 961 23 23 or at info@gurtenbahn.ch.

Coaches can drop off and pick up passengers in front of the valley station. The parking lot is located on Bondelistrasse (approx. 5 min. walking distance).

The Gurten funicular runs daily every 15 minutes from 7.00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. (Sundays and public holidays until 8:15 p.m.). On the hour and at quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour. At peak times, departures are more frequent.

The journey lasts about five minutes.

Yes, when special events are organized on the Gurten, it is possible to extend the operating time until 3:45 a.m. for an extra fee.

You can find the ticket prices for the Gurten funicular here.

We accept the most common debit and credit cards, cash and Reka checks.

Yes, you can purchase tickets from the machines at the entrance to the top station.

The journey costs CHF 3 for a single ticket.

Season tickets, half-fare passes and Libero passes (day passes, monthly or annual passes for Zone 100/101) are valid. Libero single and multi-trip tickets are not accepted.

Yes, you can use the Gurten funicular free of charge with the BernTicket. Please present your ticket before getting on.

No, the CityTicket is not valid for the Gurten funicular.

Yes, children and youths can travel free of charge with the Junior card. Please present your ticket before getting on.

Children pay the children’s rate over the age of 5.

Dogs up to 30 cm at the shoulder travel free of charge. For larger dogs, the children’s rate applies.

We recommend the multi-trip ticket for bikers. Two fields must be stamped for a bike for each journey.

Yes, we also have group rates. Groups of at least 10 people benefit from a reduced rate. You can find more information here.

No, the normal adult price applies for senior citizens.

Yes, travelers with a corresponding identity card benefit from a half-price ticket and are also entitled to bring an accompanying person free of charge.

No, the Gurten funicular group rate applies for school groups. You can find more information about group rates here.

There are restrooms at the valley station. These are accessible via a flight of stairs. There are no restrooms at the top station. Please use the restrooms in the Gurten Kulm building.

The Gurten funicular carries a maximum of 120 passengers per journey.

In addition to the funicular, Gurtenbahn Bern AG operates the parking garage and the toboggan run on the Gurten.

No, there is no ATM on the Gurten. On the Gurten, we accept the most common debit and credit cards, Twint and cash. The nearest ATM can be found at the BEKB right beside the Gurtenbahn” tram stop.

Any lost property handed in is temporarily stored in our office in the main building and handed over once a month to the Köniz police department. If you discover you have lost something, please contact us at 031 970 33 33.

You can take a look at the current weather conditions on the Gurten at any time thanks to our webcam.

Yes, the Gurten funicular and the main Gurten Kulm building are barrier-free.

Yes, that is possible. Take the paved road via Ostsignal and Gurtendörfli. You can find more information here about walking and hiking routes.

No, the Gurten – Park im Grünen is accessible to everyone free of charge.

The Park im Grünen is open at all times. The only exception is during the Gurten Festival, when the area can only be accessed with a festival pass.

The Gurten – Park im Grünen is located in a restricted zone for model aircraft and drones. You are not allowed to operate model aircraft and drones weighing between 0.5 and 30 kg. Exemption permits can be requested from the Skyguide Special Flight Office.

No, camping is prohibited on the Gurten.

No, the seven fire pits are publicly available and cannot be reserved. We recommend arriving early on your desired date.

Yes, wood is available by the fire pits.

The Gurten – Park im Grünen maintains the 10 hectares of grassland on the Gurten. The Gurten Kulm building, with its eight seminar rooms and two banquet rooms, two hotel rooms, two restaurants and the fun park, the Bahnhöfli take-away stand, the Kulturschür UPtown and the Pavilion all belong to the Park im Grünen portfolio.

No, they are two different enterprises. The City of Bern has a majority interest in Gurtenbahn Bern AG. The Gurten – Park im Grünen is operated as a foundation comprising the municipality of Köniz, the City of Bern and Migros. The Migros Aare cooperative is tasked with the business operations.

The toboggan run, miniature railway and Kids Cars are subject to a fee. All other kids’ activities are free of charge. You can learn more about the children’s activities here.

You can check if the miniature railway is open using the symbol in the website menu. The symbols are updated daily at 9 a.m. You can see the opening times here.

There is no age limit on the miniature railway. Small children must nevertheless be accompanied by an adult.

You can check if the Kids Cars are open using the symbol in the website menu. The symbols are updated daily at 9 a.m. Weather permitting, the kids cars are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can check if the toboggan run is open using the symbol in the website menu. The symbols are updated daily at 9 a.m. You can see the opening times here.

Yes, you can reserve the toboggan run for groups of 10 people or more, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please contact us here.

Children aged 8 and over can use the facility alone. Children aged 3 to 7 must be accompanied.

In principle, the Gurten lake is open every day from April to October in good weather. Use the livecam to check what the weather is like on the Gurten.

Yes, you can take your dog into the restaurant, but not to the buffet.

You can check the availability of tables and make a reservation online. You can access the table reservation system here. In the event of reservations at short notice, please call us.

 

Gurtners restaurant +41 31 970 33 23
Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant +41 31 970 33 16

                                    
         

There are two restaurants in the Gurten Kulm building. The Gurtners à-la-carte restaurant and the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant. In the park opposite the playground, there is also the Bahnhöfli take-away stand. You can find more information about the restaurants here.

You can find the opening times of Gurtners restaurant here.
You can find the opening times of the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant here.
You can check if the Bahnhöfli take-away stand is open using the symbol in the website menu. The symbols are updated daily at 9 a.m.

No, only brunches are served on the Gurten in all venues. You can eat lunch in the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant, but cannot reserve a table.

We offer people celebrating their birthday or anniversary a small surprise dessert. Please indicate that you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary when making the reservation.

Yes, we cater to vegans. If you reserve early, we can offer you additional dishes. Please contact us in advance. Our meat-free Kulturschür brunch is ideal for vegetarians.

Yes, we have a range of alternatives. Ideally, you should notify us of your requirements when making the reservation or speak to our service staff on site.

Yes, you can present your Cumulus card when paying in the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant and collect Cumulus points.

You can enjoy brunch in the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. In Gurtners restaurant, the Pavilion and the Kulturschür UPtown, brunch is always served on Sundays.
You can enjoy breakfast in the Tapis Rouge restaurant from Monday to Friday. You can find more information about the brunch options here.

We offer five different brunch options. You can find more information about them here.

Yes, for all brunch options, we offer a certain number of vegetarian or vegan elements. The meat-free Kulturschür brunch is nevertheless the most suitable option, comprising only vegetarian and some vegan elements.

The best way to reserve a table for brunch is via our online table reservation system. You can reserve a table here.

We have two hotel rooms. These can be reserved here.

No, animals are not allowed in the hotel rooms.

Yes, you can request an additional bed or a cot for your child at an extra cost.

We offer numerous different vouchers. You can order them online, personalize and print them at home or have them sent by post. You can order vouchers here.

Yes, vouchers can be ordered by invoice. The vouchers will be sent on receipt of payment. You can order vouchers here.

Gurten – Park im Grünen vouchers can be used for all services available on the Gurten with the exception of the Gurten funicular, the toboggan run and the fun park.

Yes, of course. Our vouchers can still be redeemed after the expiration date. Please note that the prices may have changed in the meantime. Depending on this, you may be required to pay a small surcharge.

The value has been reserved by Twint (which is why you can see the payment on your Twint app), but the reservation has not been fully completed. This can happen if you do not return to the original page after paying with Twint. The amount displayed will not be charged to you and should be deleted in the next few days. Please place your voucher order again.

Yes, all our vouchers can be used for other services.

No, we do no accept Migros gift cards or Cumulus vouchers.

Vouchers can be obtained at the Gurten funicular valley station.

No, the Gurten – Park im Grünen has exclusive catering rights on the Gurten. External caterers cannot be brought in.

You can submit an event request here. Our event team will get back to you as soon as possible.

The best way to book your seminar is directly via our online reservation system. Book a seminar room here.

Yes, of course. We also always reserve a room for you as a back-up solution in the event of bad weather. We have an outdoor seminar table or you can hold your meeting at any outdoor location on the Gurten.

Yes, we can create a package for you including food and beverages, a supporting program and tickets for the Gurten funicular and parking.

You can find our General Terms and Conditions here.

Our event team is at your disposal from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please make an appointment with us in advance. You can contact us here.

Yes, we offer a wide range of team events. You can find more information on them here.

There are different walking trails on the Gurten. The shortest trail follows the Gurten funicular route and you will need about 40 to 60 minutes to reach the top of the Gurten. You can find more information about the walking trails here.

The downhill trail is open every day. After prolonged rain, the trail may be temporarily closed. You can find the relevant information here.

You can charge your e-bike at the cycle park at the Tapis Rouge, at the Ofenhüsi and at the parking garage beside the Gurten funicular valley station. Please bring your own charging cable.

You can rent frisbees in the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant or from the Bahnhöfli take-away stand. Rental costs CHF 5 plus a deposit. The rental includes the course plan, a scorecard and a pen.

No, you do not need to make a reservation. For larger groups of 20 or more people, we advise you to call us in advance so that we can prepare the game equipment.

You can check if the children’s ski lift is open using the symbol in the website menu. The children’s ski lift is closed in bad weather. You can learn more about the children’s ski lift here.

Yes, we have skis and ski boots available for rent in different children’s sizes next to the children's ski lift. Rental costs CHF 5 for the whole day.

You can check if the sledding run is open using the symbol in the website menu. You can learn more about the sledding run here.