Hidden gems

Hidden gems
Quirky seminar hotels, regional delicacies and very original fringe activities: six recommendations for enjoying unforgettable events in the canton of Bern.

Small-village experience in the hotel Appenberg, Emmental

Enjoying days of leisure in the former school building, tasting fine wines in the wine cellar, dining in the Saustall Restaurant and sleeping in the 'Hubelhaus' which was constructed in 1777: all of this is possible in the Hoteldorf Appenberg in the beautiful Emmental. This 3-star unique hotel comprises 12 historic buildings and offers numerous fringe activities including cheese making, the traditional sport of Hornussen and horse-drawn carriage rides.
appenberg.ch (German)

Alpine huts with beautiful views in Gstaad

Off into the mountains: the destination of Gstaad – known for its prestigious hotels – surprisingly also offers a selection of smaller alpine lodges or "huts" in the Swiss vernacular. For example seminars and events for up to 70 people can be organised in summer in the Walig Hütte. Comfortable, simple and yet, out of the ordinary. An event at 1650 meters above sea level does not happen every day!

Kemmeriboden-Bad country restaurant & hotel, Emmental

The Kemmeriboden meringue is absolutely legendary: it has been featured on the menu of the 3-star Kemmeriboden Bad superior hotel in Schangnau – along with other regional specialties – for 80 years. This archetypal Emmental hotel offers seminar rooms for up to 30 people. Meetings can now even be held in a wooden house. It is only a short walk away.
kemmeriboden.ch (German)

Historic alpine hotel Grimsel Hospiz

Allow your energies to flow: a pioneering spirit continues to make its presence felt in the Grimsel-World, where important chapters in the development of Switzerland's hydroelectricity story were written. The seminar rooms of the Grimsel Hospiz allow you to think without interruption, develop strategies and forge plans. In winter, it blends naturally with the snow and is a special venue for business events.
Grimsel Hospiz

Von Rütte estate in Sutz on lake Biel

An idyllic lakeshore setting: the von Rütte Estate is the last of what were originally 30 Bernese patrician estates and vineyards on Lake Biel. Its history can be traced back to the 15th century. The spacious interiors are ideal for holding presentations, seminars and meetings. When the weather is pleasant, the pergola, the terrace and the pavilion by the lake can also serve as workplaces.
vonrüttegut.ch (German)

St. Beatus caves, Swiss Caves

Mighty stalactite formations: since this season, the St. Beatus caves on lake Thun have been offering new cave lighting and light shows. Around a kilometre of the widely-ramified cave system is accessible for viewing. Exploration of the caves can ideally be combined with a lunch or dinner (dinner on request) in the panorama restaurant. A seminar room able to accommodate 30 people is also available.

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