Brightly coloured leaves, golden light and cooler temperatures – autumn is here! Time for new experiences and adventures for all the family. Explore Bern's lively cultural scene, go for a hike in the picturesque Oberaargau and head to the rolling hills of the Emmental to learn about Switzerland's most famous cheese.
Bern: Museum of Communication
Bern's museums disprove the cliché of dusty artworks mounted on white walls – many institutions even create special attractions for museum guests young and old. In the Museum of Communication, which won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award in 2019, it's all about touching things and getting involved – inquisitive types are sure to feel at home.
Museum of Communication
Oberaargau: Hiking tour to the Mutzbach falls
A hike to the Mutzbach falls in Oberaargau makes for a lovely morning or afternoon excursion. Starting in Riedtwil, the route is suitable for all the family and offers plenty to see and do. Weaving its way along the wooded Mutzgraben valley, the trail leads to the 14-metre Mutzbach falls. Idyllic corners and numerous barbecuing spots along the Mutzbach stream offer opportunity for stopping off. On the final stretch, the path leads across the softly undulating heights of the Wynigen hills to Wynigen.
Hiking tour to the Mutzbach falls
Emmental: Emmental Show Dairy
For a crowning finale, head off to Affoltern in the Emmental hills and pay a visit to the Emmental Show Dairy. This is where the world-famous Emmental AOP cheese is made. Why does it have those holes? And how do you make cream cheese? These questions and many more are answered on the Königsweg (King's way) tour through this unique show dairy. Top tip: Combine your visit to the show dairy with an e-bike tour around the Emmental.
Emmental Show Dairy
Restaurant Seeblick on Lake Burgäschi
The idyllically situated restaurant is set amid beautiful surroundings on the shores of the popular Lake Burgäschi. Choose between sitting under the pergola, on the big terrace or in one of the cosy indoor dining spaces and feast your eyes on the autumnal colours of the surrounding trees. A leisurely stroll around the lake is an extra bonus for those who love to stride through the rustling autumn leaves.
More than just a hotel – situated 890 metres above sea, the Lueg Country Inn offers guests 16 different themed rooms, and of course a breathtaking view of the hilly landscape of the Emmental. Additional recreation is provided by a spa with Turkish bath, ice fountain and a range of saunas. And best of all: Until 31 December 2021 families benefit from free accommodation for children under 16 years. When booking, cite the keyword "Familiezyt".