Burning wood in the fire. The barbecue is decorated with the Gurten logo.

Fire pits

Barbecuing on the Gurten

No. 1 – the largest fire pit by the Gurten garden

This area is particularly suitable for large groups. It is protected from the sun by the trees and you have a view over the entire meadow to the observation tower. It is easy to reach with a stroller and is only a few meters from the playground.

Grill: Large stone barbecue with grate
Seating: Picnic tables including benches for 40 people
Tables: 4 tables for 8 and 2 tables for 4
Wood: Immediately next to the fire pit
Location: Follow the little path towards the large Gurten meadow, go past the Gurten garden for another 50 meters and the area is almost at the edge of the forest
The largest fireplace on the Gurten has several benches and a large stone grill.
The barbecue at the monument is a short way from the largest fire pit. It has a barbecue on a base.

No. 2 – the fire pit by the monument

This small fire pit is a few meters away from fire pit  no. 1 and offers a clear view over the entire park. A sunny spot ideal for feasting and sunbathing. As no wooden benches are on hand, a picnic blanket is recommended.

Grill: Small barbecue with a grate
Seating: Large stones
Tables: No tables on hand
Wood: Can be collected from area no. 1, approximately 20 meters away
Location: On the meadow by the Luginbühl sculpture in the gap in the hill

No. 3 – the fire pit in the middle of the meadow

At this location there is a barbecue with a grate next to the fire pits. The two trees provide a little shade. Particularly suitable for families as the area is raised and offers a clear view over the entire meadow. The wood is very close by.

Grill: Small barbecue with a grate and fire pit on the ground
Seating: Tree trunks around the barbecue and a picnic table
Tables: 1 table for 4
Wood: Can be collected from the other areas, approximately 100 meters away
Location: In the middle of the meadow, raised beside the trees
The fire pit in the park has tree trunks around the camp fire.
The barbecue in the wood is at the edge of the wood with tree trunks around the fire

No. 4 – the fire pit for campfires at the edge of the forest

Ideal for a campfire feeling with cervelat and marshmallows. The area is slightly hidden by the edge of the forest and enjoys excellent protection from the sun. It is easily accessible as it is right beside the Gurten circular trail. Barbecue sticks can be found in the wood.

Grill: Campfire on the ground
Seating: Tree trunks
Tables: No tables on hand
Wood: Can be collected from the other barbecue areas approx.100 meters away
Location: At the edge of the forest alongside the Gurten circular trail towards the south-east

No. 5 – the barbecue by the Ostsignal

From this area, you enjoy sweeping views over the Bernese Alps. This location is ideal for a snapshot at the Ostsignal. Ideal combination of sun and shade.

Grill: Large stone barbecue with a grate
Seating: Picnic tables with benches for 32 people
Tables: 3 tables for 8 and 2 tables for 4
Wood: Immediately beside fire pit
Location: This area is behind the hill by the Ostsignal
The barbecue at the Ostsignal offers a view over the Bernese Alps. There are several tables and benches here.
The barbecue at the edge of the woods has a camp fire on the ground. There are green benches on the left to sit and enjoy your food.

No. 6 – the fire pit in the feldhang

From this barbecue area, your can watch cyclists, joggers and hikers who are visiting the Gurten. You can also enjoy a view over the field towards Köniz. No direct access to the meadow.

Grill: Small barbecue with a grate and fire pit on the ground
Seating: 4 benches
Tables: No tables on hand
Wood: Can be collected from the fire pit at the Ostsignal
Location: At the edge of the forest below the Ostsignal, slightly off the footpath towards Gurtendörfli

No. 7 – the fire pit in the forest

This fire pit is surrounded by trees, keeping it cool and protected from the sun. A grill with grate can be found next to the fire pit on the ground. It is easily accessible with a stroller and offers a view over the meadow or the toboggan run. This area is located near the Gurten funicular.

Grill: Small barbecue with a grate and fire pit on the ground
Seating: 5 benches
Tables: No tables on hand
Wood: Can be collected from the other barbecues
Location: To the left of the footpath towards Gurtendörfli, a few meters from the toboggan run
This barbecue is half in the woods, with a great view over the park. There is a grill with a grate.

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.