Top 10 Things to do in Burgdorf, Switzerland

December 11, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Discover the best top things to do in Burgdorf, Switzerland including Burgdorf Castle, Museum Franz Gertsch, Emmentaler Kaeseroute, Klotzli Messerschmiede, Burgdorfer Altstadt, Atelier for Bookbinding and Framing, Stadtkirche Burgdorf, Reformierte Kirche Burgdorf, Siechenhaus, Bartholomaeus-Kapelle.
Restaurants in Burgdorf

1. Burgdorf Castle

Burgdorf 3400, Switzerland +41 34 423 02 14
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Burgdorf Castle

Reviewed By Max v

Spending a quiet sunday afternoon in the old town of Burgdorf, where Pestalozzi a famous Swiss Pedagogue lived there and started with several educations projects from there.
It's a lovely typical old Zähringer Town with nice and lovely Cafes and restaurants and Shops. There are really a plenty of attraction to see and the view from the castle is amazing.

2. Museum Franz Gertsch

Platanenstrasse 3, Burgdorf 3400, Switzerland +41 34 421 40 20
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4 based on 20 reviews

Museum Franz Gertsch

Reviewed By incahueca - Geneva, Switzerland

Architecturally speaking, the building is great and worth a look. At least from outside or in the lobby for free. Unfortunately, there is a little to see inside : just a few works from the great artist Franz Gertsch and a temporary exhibition. A library and a cafe are also available. That is it. I found the entrace fee CHF 12 too high for the little I saw and was a bit disappointed. The museum is located about 5 to 10 minutes walk from Burgdorf train station.

3. Emmentaler Kaeseroute

Bahnhofstrasse 44, Burgdorf 3400, Switzerland +41 34 402 42 52
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5 based on 3 reviews

Emmentaler Kaeseroute

Adventure cheese routeOn the Emmental cheese route you will learn exciting stories and information about the centuries old tradition of the Emmentaler cheese.With the rented FLYER e-Bike you will pass the one- or two day-tour without efforts.

Reviewed By kathmm10 - Launceston, Australia

We did the emmentaler cheese cycling route on e bikes hired from the velostation in burgdorf( a short train ride from Bern) and we had a fantastic day! Cycling in Swiss countryside between dairy farms through rolling hills with beautiful views of the Swiss alps and the sound of cow bells what more could you want!! It took us 5 hours and we used the 'app' which uses your gps on your phone so you don't need Internet/wifi to do it. We couldn't have done it without the app as it come with Map and directions as well as interesting info on each stop. Lunch was at an old cheese farm the emmental show dairy we had raclette and there were plenty of local dishes on the menu. It was so nice to get out of the city for a day and experience country Swiss life we would highly recommend this as a day trip from Bern.

4. Klotzli Messerschmiede

Hohengasse 3, Burgdorf 3400, Switzerland +41 34 422 23 78
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Klotzli Messerschmiede

The Klotzli Knifesmithy or "Klotzli Messerschmiede" is a family owned and operated knife shop and manufacturer. It carries one of the largest selections of knives and scissors in Switzerland. The knives made at the Klotzli Knifesmithy are known for their high quality and precission.

Reviewed By Reto-87

Die Mitarbeiter/innen sind sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich. Auch spezial anfertigungen oder anpassungen der Messer sind möglich. Lassen sie sich beraten, sie haben das messer fur jede Situation. Ich habe bereits meine Kochmesser und einige messer fürs Zelten, Geocachen und andere Freizeitaktivitäten gekauft und war immer zufrieden.

5. Burgdorfer Altstadt

Kronenplatz, Burgdorf 3400, Switzerland
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Burgdorfer Altstadt

Burgdorf is a model of historic town planning, with a feudal high town between the castle and the church mound, and a low town at the foot of the castle rock, where the tradesmen were based. Today the station district and historic centre with its intimate squares are popular places for shopping and strolling, for entertainment and all kinds of markets and culinary delights.

Reviewed By r0landbrunner - Zurich, Switzerland

Berne miniature? yes, to some extent, but Burgdorf has more to offer. a very pleasant old city, free of hazzle, easy to stroll, between the railway station and the castle. worth a stop on your journey or at least an excursion day.

6. Atelier for Bookbinding and Framing

Kirchbuehl 4, Burgdorf 3400, Switzerland +41 34 422 55 59
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5 based on 1 reviews

Atelier for Bookbinding and Framing

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Kirchbuehl 26, Burgdorf 3400, Switzerland

The church of Burgdorf is a Swiss Reformed Cathedral, in the old city of Burgdorf, Switzerland. Built by Niklaus Birnenvogt in the late Gothic style, its construction started in 1471 and was completed in 1490.

8. Reformierte Kirche Burgdorf

Kirchbuehl 26, Burgdorf 3400, Switzerland +41 34 422 85 47
Reformierte Kirche Burgdorf

This late gothic pillar basilica is the largest religious building in the city of Burgdorf. It was build from 1471 - 1490 by Niklaus Birnenvogt who was also master builder at the minster of Berne. The tower is 72 meters high and the rood screen, which was built in 1512 by Heinrich Kummer is know to be the most valuable one in Switzerland.

9. Siechenhaus

Kapellenweg 2 5, Burgdorf 3401, Switzerland

The lazar house or leprosarium was a place to quarantine people with leprosy (Hansen's disease) in the middle age. It was used for this purpose until the 17th century. It's the only one of it's kind in Switzerland still in it's fundamental form. The leprosarium in Burgdorf was first mentioned in 1316.

10. Bartholomaeus-Kapelle

Kapellenweg, Burgdorf 3401, Switzerland
Bartholomaeus-Kapelle

The chapel right next to the quarantine house was built with sand stone in 1446 by Heinrich Fritag. It is one of the few field chapels that survived the reformation and is nowdays still used for services.

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