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Berne or Gruyeres?

Hi all,

As we are off tomorrow we would like to have a day out somewhere new. There is me, my wife, her parents and our 5 year old daughter. But we can not decide where to go between Berne and Gruyeres (we live in Montreux).

Old towns, things to look at for us and to do for my daughter is what we are looking for.

Any views welcome!

Thanks

Alex
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Old 21.04.2011, 22:24
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Re: Berne or Gruyeres?

Well Gruyères is fine for older folk, but the walk up to the castle is steep.

Bern has much more for a young person. Bear pit and Zoo. There is a tourist office on the main railway station, ground floor.



But why not go to the Butterfly and tropical center north of Kerzers? (Between Neuchâtel and Berne)

Wear very light clothes, it is HOT inside! I assure you, you won't be disapointed!

Take some water, though there is a cafe inside.

http://www.papiliorama.ch/

http://map.search.ch/kerzers-papiliorama

http://www.sbb.ch/

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Old 21.04.2011, 22:55
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Re: Berne or Gruyeres?

You won't go wrong with either option. But I'd suggest Gruyeres first if you haven't been yet.
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Why bern?

Yes, why?
A day in Guyeres with kids is superb, you can ride up to the Moleson and enjoy.
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Re: Why bern?

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Yes, why?
A day in Guyeres with kids is superb, you can ride up to the Moleson and enjoy.
Exactly. Drive up to Moléson village and take the funicular to Plan Francy. From there, either walk down or just enjoy the view and take the train down again. Then head to Gruyère for lunch and a stroll around the village and castle
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Old 28.04.2011, 16:14
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Re: Berne or Gruyeres?

the primary question is : do you like Gruyère cheese ?

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Re: Berne or Gruyeres?

Yeah, I am sure a 5 year old really loves a walk around Gruyères. Much better than a petting zoo, a night zoo, and butterflies.
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Re: Berne or Gruyeres?

Gruyeres the best bet with a few options in the local.
I bet your 5 yr old would like this (which is nearby):

http://www.la-gruyere.ch/en/navpage-...FR-120165.html

But if the weathers bad stay at home and watch the wedding.

EDIT: I've just seen the date of the OP - it's from last week, so it's all it 2nd-hand now.
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Yeah, I am sure a 5 year old really loves a walk around Gruyères. Much better than a petting zoo, a night zoo, and butterflies.
Not forgetting the mini-golf and toboggan in Moléson village
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Re: Berne or Gruyeres?

They are re-building the restaurant at the top of Moléson and it is a horrible building site at the moment. But Gruyères is great - we bought our daughters some typical Swiss dresses there when they were 5 and 7 (30 years ago) - Bertrand never mind the cheese - Gruyeres double cream (like Devon/Cornish cream) and meringues is the thing to eat there!

Tell us what you did do and how you got on + piccies?
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Re: Berne or Gruyeres?

As I wrote in my edit to my above post, the OP was dated last Thurs (21st) and apparently related to Good Friday. For some reason it was resurrected today, and we've all been offering advice on a trip that's more than likely already happened.
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Re: Berne or Gruyeres?

Well maybe not wasted- as others might be planning to go to Moléson this Spring - and it is best to wait until next year and building complete- although I think even by then the vegetation will have suffered a lot.
Would be interested to know what OP did and how it went.
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