Boating activities

Boating activities
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The best place for fresh air and fantastic views is on board a boat

If you like being on water, Bern is the place to be. The different cruises transform the lakes of the region into fascinating attractions.
At Lake Thun there is plenty to discover on water and on shore. Romantics can enjoy the gentle rocking motion of the waves during a sunset tour. Fans of Bavarian culture can toast each other on the “Oktoberfest Cruise”. And even in winter a boat will glide over the water surrounded by a wintery ambience. Once back on dry land, five castles and their elaborate parks give away a glimpse of the lives of aristocrats in the past. Adventurers can indulge in their passion in the St. Beatus caves.

Galley or award-winning cuisine

Lake Brienz does not only enthral visitors with its emerald green colour, but it is also a regular location for culinary highlights. Whether it is fondue or fresh fish, the menus on the different cruises whet the appetite for more. Those who like things from the past will also be delighted: A visit to the Grand Hotel Giessbach as well as a trip on the «Lötschberg» paddle steamer bring back the good old times.

To the rhythm of the waves

And the beat goes on: On Lake Biel, the Jazzboat and a dance cruise provide musical entertainment while picturesque villages and landscapes glide past. A favourite destination is St. Peter’s Island. Here, visitors can journey into the past with the historic tours. Special memories are created on board through the fireworks and gourmet cruises offering a feast for the senses.

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Bern Economic Development Agency
Swiss Travel System
Switzerland Mobility
Grand Tour of Switzerland
Hotellerie Bern+ Mittelland
Hotelier-Verein Berner Oberland
Emmentaler AOP