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New to Bern from Scotland

Hi everyone!

I am new to Bern and Switzerland - I moved here in November. I come from Scotland and am 27 and I work in the university chemistry department.

I really enjoy meeting new people and socialising, as well as playing a lot of sport , mainly volleyball and squash, so any suggestions of where I could play these would be much appreciated.

I also really like to spend time eating out and cooking.

Jen
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Re: New to Bern from Scotland

Hallo Jen, welcome to the Forum. You need to keep an eye open for social events in Bern. The scene is just beginning to pick up, so you have come at the right time.

You could organise an event yourself, and start a volleyball evening. In which part of Bern are you living?
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Hi Jen! Just to let you know, there's an ice skating event in Bern for Saturday at 2pm on the social event calendar. Hope you can make it! If not, no worries. I think that some of us are going to be planning another get together soon.
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Re: New to Bern from Scotland

Sbrinz, volleyball during the winter? Brrr.
Anyways next weekend we are planning to go ice skating. Maybe you like that too?
I haven't done it for ages but that makes it more fun I guess

Anyways, time to go the swimming pool.
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Re: New to Bern from Scotland

Hey!

Welcome to Bern!

Iīm also playing squash so if you want to play one of these days just say something. Iīm quite at the begginer level but playing better now
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Yes, there are places in Bern with indoor volleyball courts.

http://www.volleybern.ch/web/volleyb...or/Agenda.html

http://www.bern.ch/online/links/27/101

http://www.volleyball.ch/
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Maybe I should try out Squash someday. Currently, I am only swimming every Wednesday and Sunday.
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Re: New to Bern from Scotland

Hey,

I live in the centre of Bern, close to the main train station.

I would love to go skating next weekend, but unfortunately I am not around next weekend. Please keep me up to date of any social events like this in the future though as I would definitely like to join!

I am definitely keen to find new people to play at squash. Where are the best courts to play in Bern?

Jen
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Re: New to Bern from Scotland

Bern is the place to be for sport activities and good living in my opinion.I lived there for several years and will be returning in summer.Tennis on the clay courts is a wonderful activity as well as biking on the numerous paths and through the city itself.One of the most enjoyable paths in all of Switzerland runs along the Aare all the way to Thun.A walk through Altstadt on a nice summer sunday morning is to die for.I have not been there since the new Barengraben was built,but if its anything like i have heard its an added benefit.The Koniz bad is also a top notch pool in summer.
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Re: New to Bern from Scotland

Jen,

I usually play at the Migros gymn near Wegmuhlegassli bus stop. Itīs the only court i know, so i donīt know if there are better ones


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Hey,

I live in the centre of Bern, close to the main train station.

I would love to go skating next weekend, but unfortunately I am not around next weekend. Please keep me up to date of any social events like this in the future though as I would definitely like to join!

I am definitely keen to find new people to play at squash. Where are the best courts to play in Bern?

Jen
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Bern is the place to be for sport activities and good living in my opinion.I lived there for several years and will be returning in summer.Tennis on the clay courts is a wonderful activity as well as biking on the numerous paths and through the city itself.One of the most enjoyable paths in all of Switzerland runs along the Aare all the way to Thun.A walk through Altstadt on a nice summer sunday morning is to die for.I have not been there since the new Barengraben was built,but if its anything like i have heard its an added benefit.The Koniz bad is also a top notch pool in summer.
Woaw- you should work at the Tourist office here -nice to read how my city can be looked at.
The new bear-pit looks very good IMO but cost us a lot of monney.
Welcome back then...
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I usually play at the Migros gymn near Wegmuhlegassli bus stop. Itīs the only court i know, so i donīt know if there are better ones
Here is a small (only 1 court) squash place downtown, close to Hirschengraben:
http://www.tst-fitness.ch/angebot/squash.html

Have fun (can't play anymore for the moment)!
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Re: New to Bern from Scotland

Thankyou for all the information!
I would definitely like to play tennis in the summer. Although I haven't played for a few years.
I would also be happy to play squash any evening, just let me know a convenient day.

Jen
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Re: New to Bern from Scotland

I would love to meet up with you in summer when i return.I am also involved in chemistry on the production side of fine chemicals.
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Hello to a fellow Scot. Have you looked up the hash house harriers group? They are a social running/walking group with beer involved. Good fun and really active in Berne.
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