Gurten (mountain)

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The summit of the Gurten
Highest point
Elevation 858 m (2,815 ft)
Prominence 215 m (705 ft) [1]
Coordinates 46°55′02″N 07°26′37″E / 46.91722°N 7.44361°E / 46.91722; 7.44361Coordinates: 46°55′02″N 07°26′37″E / 46.91722°N 7.44361°E / 46.91722; 7.44361
Gurten is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Bern, Switzerland

The Gurten is a mountain situated just to the south of Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. It is 858 metres (2,815 ft) high, and the summit yields views of Bern, of the Jura mountains and of the Alps.[2][3][4]

Ruins of the Ägerten castle

Facilities on the Gurten include a hotel, restaurants, a 25-metre-high (82 ft) viewing tower and a children's playground. Winter sports facilities are available in winter. The Gurtenfestival, a music festival, is held every year in the middle of July.[4][5]

The Gurten is accessible on foot, or by the Gurtenbahn funicular from Wabern. Wabern can itself be reached from central Bern by tram, train or car.[4][6]

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic map. The key col is located south of the mountain at 643 metres.
  2. ^ "Gurten - Bern's Local Mountain - Switzerland Tourism". Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Gurten - park in a natural setting - Bern's dream mountain - Switzerland Tourism". Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  4. ^ a b c "Gurtenpark - Welcome". Gurtenpark Bern. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Gurtenfestival - History". Gurtenfestival AG. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  6. ^ "GB - Gurten Bahn". Funimag. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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