The miniature railway winding its way through the park
A steam locomotive with lots of steam taking children on a trip
The miniature railway taking numerous visitors around the park. The children are waving.

Miniature railway

An exciting trip around the playground

Family excursion to the playground

It’s the small things in life that provide the most pleasure. The lovingly laid out miniature railway travels over hills, through a tunnel and along the water’s edge. Every year, steam engine “Molly” and the other locomotives transport about 80,000 children and some 20,000 adults. In doing so, they cover about 6,000 kilometers, about the distance between the Gurten and the Empire State Building in New York.

Miniature railway

We are more than a little proud to note that the miniature railway on the Gurten is one of the oldest still in operation in Switzerland. In 2020, the fun park on the Gurten celebrated its 60th anniversary. The miniature railway was built more than six decades ago by schoolchildren from Bern during their summer holidays.

More about the origins of the miniature railway
Mon.–Fri.: 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.*
Sat.–Sun.: 1:30 a.m.–5 p.m.*

* Operation weather-dependent. You can check if the miniature railway is open using the symbol in the website menu.

Single trip child: CHF 2
Single trip adult: CHF 3
Multi-trip child, 6 trips:
CHF 10
Multi-trip adult, 6 trips: CHF 15
Young children under the age of 2 travel free.

No, there is no ATM on the Gurten. On the Gurten, we accept the most common debit and credit cards, Twint and cash. Gurtenbahn Bern AG and therefore the toboggan run are cashless. 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.

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

Other activities in the fun park

Getting here

The easiest way to find us. There are parking spaces right next to the Gurtenbahn funicular valley station.


A diagram with an overview of how best to get to the Gurten. By public transportation or car, the Gurten is ideally located.