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Summer & Autumn
The Region of Bern has lots of unforgettable experiences in store for you by the water. Discover our refreshing recommendations for a time out.
Cycling tours by the water
Discover our recommendations for cycling and mountain biking tours, ranging from leisurely to challenging, alongside lakes and rivers and to breathtaking gorges and waterfalls.
Hikes by the water
Discover our recommendations for refreshing hikes alongside lakes and rivers and to breathtaking waterfalls. On some of these hikes, it is well worth taking your swimsuits with you, for a refreshing dip along the way.
Leisurely water activities
Languidly drift on the water, enjoy a peaceful day's fishing or barbecue beside a mountain stream – the Bernese rivers, lakes and streams have plenty to offer. Take a look at our cool tips for days out on the water and by the shore.
Whether you prefer it calm or action-packed, the opportunities for taking part in water sports on Bernese lakes and rivers are vast. Boat, canoe, stand-up paddle board or wakeboard – the choice is all yours.
Bernese open-air pools
Summer, sun and an ice cream. The perfect combination for the perfect swimming day. Here are our recommendations for where you might like to take a dip, splash about and enjoy yourself in the water.
Idyllic river and lake pools
Fancy cooling off a little? Discover our swimming tips for idyllic river and lake pools.
Along the Aare river – stage 1
Dining and overnight stays by the water
Discover our lovely waterside restaurants. The culinary options are vast and make for a splendid day when combined with an excursion.
Hotels by the water
Campsites by the water
These campsites in the Bernese Oberland and the Jura & Three-Lakes Region are ideally situated for hot summer days. Discover these picturesque campsites by the water.
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If you like being on water, the Region of Bern is the place to be. The different cruises transform the lakes of the region into fascinating attractions.
The masses of water that thunder down steep rocks will amaze anyone who hikes through the Bernese Oberland. The Lauterbrunnen valley alone has 72 waterfalls to admire.
Out of the city and into nature. Discover our hiking tips for hikers of all ages. These hikes are ideally suited for hiking with children: lots of family fun guaranteed!