We are looking forward to welcoming you to the top of the Gurten (Bern’s own little mountain) for a traditional Swiss dinner at the Highland Gurten Farm!

The Gurten is a well-known local recreation area. It has been traffic-free for years. The top of the mountain can be accessed with a funicular and the farm is an easy 20-minute walk from the station by paved trail. This relaxed walk will give you time to take in the beautiful view of the city below.  If you crave a more rigerous hike, it is also possible to hike up directly to the farm.

Please be aware that travelling by car is not possible! Please let us know during registration if you will be requiring assistance to get there.  We will organize a special service.

Dress code: Casual.

The restaurant is up on a hill, 300 meters above the city – warmer clothes may be required at the evening.

Shoes appropriate for walking on a path are very important! Pack your dancing shoes seperately.
Please also bring your congress badge – this is your entry pass and will be controlled upon reaching the

Country Dinner Venue

Location: Highland Gurten, Im Aebersold 41, 3084 Köniz
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 19:00 prompt!
Dress Code: Casual 'Come-as-you-are'
Comfortable shoes recommended!

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Getting here by plane

Getting here by public transport

From the main station in Bern, take tram no. 9 to the “Gurtenbahn” stop or take the S3 train to the "Wabern" stop. From here it is a short walk to the funicular station or if you are adventurous you can walk directly up to the dinner venue from here.
Parking is also available at the Gurten funicular station (fees apply). The walking distance from the top of the funicular to the dinner is approximately 20 minutes along a country road. The mountain is car-free, there are no parking spaces available at the dinner venue.

Detailed Arrival schedule
People in possession of a tourist "Bern Ticket" do not need to purchase any other transportation tickets. People with a "Day Ticket" or a single bus/tram ticket need to buy an additional ticket for the Gurten funicular (available at the funicular station).
We are available to assist the transfer to the restaurant:
17:15: End of the congress
17:30 & 17:45: Meeting point at the Entrance of the Congress venue
Walk (< 5 minutes) until Bus station Güterbahnhof (Bus line 101) --> Bus line 101 until station Schanzenstrasse (<10 minutes) --> Walk (< 5 minutes) until station Hirschengraben (Tram line 9) --> Tram line 9 until station Wabern, Gurtenbahn (10 minutes) --> Walk (< 5 minutes) until Funicular station Gurtenbahn
18:15: Meeting point at Funicular station Gurtenbahn
One group will take the funicular up (10 minutes) and then walk 20 minutes downhill along a gentle country path; a second group will walk directly up (45 minutes uphill, 240-meter altitude)

Departure Schedule
From the restaurant, you may either walk 30-40 minutes uphill back to the Gurten funicular station (last train down leaves at 23:45, needs a return ticket) or you may
walk directly downhill from the venue (30 - 40 minutes) to the train station along the road (FOLLOW the white direction "WABERN"),
Please be aware that the last trains back to the city center leave at 00:17 and 00:48. Otherwise, you will have to call a taxi or walk (approx. 1 hour)
i. One group will leave the restaurant at 23:15 (walk 40 minutes to Train station Wabern bei Bern, Train S3 at 00:17 directly to city center).
ii. One group will leave the restaurant at 23:45 (walk 40 minutes to Train station Wabern bei Bern, Train S44 at 00:48 directly to city center).
b. The music will stop at 23:30, and the restaurant will close at 24:00.

Highland Gurten via public transport


Highland Gurten, Im Aebersold 41, 3084 Köniz