Surrounded by nature but close to city

Surrounded by nature but close to city


Mar 2014

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is on three levels and has all you need for up to 5 persons: the room on ground floor sleeps two (bed 160 cm large). A fully equipped open kitchen and living room with wood-burning stove is on 1st floor, 2 bedrooms (1 bed 140 cm large and 1 bed 200 cm large) and a study room are on 2nd floor, and a separate TV room and laundry/storage room on ground floor. Please note that stairs between 1st and 2nd floor are not entirely safe for small children.
All rooms have bright daylight incl. large windows to South-West. There is a large roof garden with nice views on the river Aare. On the North side we have a small wooden terrace next to a meadow with nearby fruit trees and a small creek.
The house is part of a housing complex with adjacent houses and friendly neighbors. The complex shares some facilities e.g. playground, small greenfield with goals for games, fountain, piazza, and meeting/party room.
Step out from the kitchen onto a wooden terrace to sit in the shadow surrounded by green. Regular bus service to Berne city center leaves every 20 min (daytime) or 30 min (evenings) from the stop just steps away. It takes only about 20 min into the city!
In summer we go swimming in the river just 100m away; check current water temperature (in °C) at


Erik & Vera's reviews

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More about us

  1. Family with 21 y.o. son and 18 y.o. daughter; occasionally still traveling with us.

  2. Vera is a community nurse; Erik a public health physician and researcher; both in their 50s.

  3. We are experienced travelers & home swappers and will take care of your home as if it is our own!

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
So many in the city, from Swiss fondue to sushi...
Cool bars
Try out (yes, it used to be a gym...)
Cozy cafés
Bar-café Parterre (Hallerstr. 1) is tiny and many people take their glass or cup and sit or stand outside. Very friendly staff. Or Lorenzini in the old town.
Retail therapy
Small shop with organic food a 3-min walk away. Larger supermarket in the village about 1 km away. And Sat & Wed morning is local market in the city - in front of the Bundeshaus (national parliament building) and in the small streets around.
Bit of culture
The old city of Berne is a UNESCO World Heritage! Walk in the footsteps of Paul Klee or Albert Einstein, who both lived here. And should it rain: Bern has some great museums!
Walks in the park
Walk nearby on the shores of river Aare or Wohlensee, walk up the Gurten for a view over the city or visit the Bear Park in town.
Spot of exercise
10s of kilometers of running trails along the river or in the nearby forest. Walk up the tower of the cathedral (Münster) or to viewpoint Gurten. In winter, daytrip to famous ski resorts such as the Lauberhorn run.
Day tripping
Many famous destinations are only about 1 hour away incl. Zürich, Montreux, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Grindelwald, etc. etc.

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