International Club of Berne

Walk and Talk

Sunday, 21st October 2018 at 2pm

Location: Botanical Gardens, Altenbergrain 21, 3013 Bern

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Walk & Talk – Botanical Gardens

When                Sunday, 21 October, from 14:00

Where               Meet at the top greenhouse for the guided tour

Contact            Graham Tritt

Deadline          No registration needed

We learn about the history of the selection and breeding of plants. Afterwards, depending on the weather, we walk along the Aare or to the city.


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Graham wrote
at 8:49am on Sunday, 21st October 2018

PS Walk on Sunday from 11:50 am
hrough the Lavaux vineyards (Lutry to St-Saphorin)
More than 20 people are attending

Graham wrote
at 10:58pm on Thursday, 18th October 2018
A hike on Sunday: T2 Panorama ridge hike from Gurnigel to Stockhorn
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Hosted by Alex M, see

Hi friends

let`s go for a hike from Gurnigel to Stockhorn, a classical panorama ridgeway hike along the Bern alps.
After a walking time of 4.30h we reach the Stockhorn at 2182 m altitude. Technically it is an T2 Hike without special difficulties, - though it is altogether more than 900m upwards and more than 300 m down, - so a rather normal/good condition is recommended.
We can also have some longer pauses and enjoy the view.

From Stockhorn we go by gondolas down to "Erlenbach im Simmental". and return then by the Lötschberger train to Bern.

As far by now Weather seems to be sunny, - at least no rain, - it can be colder though. Take 3 layers with you, hiking shoes and a Picknick.

We meet Bern train station on platform 8 at 08:00.
08:12 we take the train to Thurnen.

In Thurnen we take the bus 323, direction Schwarzenburg and we arrive at 09:13 in Gurnigel Wasserscheide.
Don't forget to buy only a one way ticket Bern - Gurnigel, Wasserscheide.

Look here for details:

Looking forward!
(Hikes are more difficult than walks. The SAC grades are T1 to T6. They are explained in German and English on the web page

Graham wrote
at 2:05pm on Thursday, 18th October 2018
I suggest this walk on Sunday 21 from Voncent of Meetup Bern

Walk through the Lavaux Vineyards (Lutry to St-Saphorin)

Another beautiful place to catch autumn colours.

This is more or less a repeat of the walk we did in 2016.

Here was the tour from 2016 :

A bit of information about Lavaux :

Covering 800 hectares, Lavaux is the largest contiguous vineyard region in Switzerland, and its daringly constructed hillside terraces have been protected by UNESCO since 2007.

Walking between Lutry and Saint Saphorin we will pass through the most spectacular parts of Lavaux, especially its steepest part around Dézaley. Lavaux is beautiful in any season but with autumn colors and light it's definitely special.

It's an easy 3h15mn walk without much height difference (approx. 300m up and the same down) that does not really need more details or any difficulty rating. With breaks we should count a good 4+ hours though.

Route with map and height profile :

This time we’ll try to make it all the way to Saint Saphorin (had to stop in Rivaz back then).

Vine tasting will also be an integral part of the tour and we’ll stop at least at two different spots, both with great views, which are directly on our route (the first being somewhere near Montagny and the second one, where we stopped in 2016, just before Rivaz ).

So yes, for the first time on any hike this year you’ll be allowed to drink before the finish line ;-)


Meeting point is Bern on platform 6 at 11:50 under the sector B signs.
We take the 12:04 train to Lausanne and then a train to Lutry where we will arrive at 13:40.

For the return, I can’t give a precise timetable. We’ll probably take a train sometime between 18:00 and 19:00.
For such walks in larger groups we typically take it easy and often have a few slower participants. DO NOT buy any ticket with a precise time !

Also, given that such groups on such hikes tend to split quite a lot (usually reconnecting but not always, for example when some people decide to make a rush in front for whatever reason) : everyone is supposed to have checked the route and know which villages and places we’ll go through as well as the different places with public transportation.

Take a one-way ticket to Lutry via Lausanne.

Sneakers are fine on this walk. Bring a camera, you will want to take a lot of pictures.


I am not an official or professional guide and you come under your own responsibility. I take the utmost care in planning and preparing my hikes, checking conditions and weather forecasts but I can't be held responsible for anything that happens during my hikes.

Credits for the cover picture : Gustave Deghilage

Here is my phone number in case you need it : 079 305 26 82
Graham wrote
at 3:33pm on Thursday, 11th October 2018
17 and 21 October Die Qual der Wahl

Geschichten über Pflanzenzucht damals und heute

Treffpunkt vor dem Palmenhaus

Botanischer Garten der Universität Bern
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern
Graham wrote
at 3:32pm on Thursday, 11th October 2018
Nüsse und Co

14. Oktober 2018, 10:00 - 16:00: Ausstellung, Führungen, Bastelwerkstatt, Kulinarisches und Ge-Nuss-Volles

In Märchen entfalten sie Zauberkräfte, für viele Tiere stellen sie eine unersetzliche Winternahrung dar und aus Kuchen und Gebäck sind sie nicht wegzudenken. Aber nicht alles was sich Nuss nennt, ist es auch im botanischen Sinne. Welches sind «falsche» Nüsse und welche Pflanzen bilden tatsächlich Nussfrüchte aus? Was hat eine Erdbeere mit einer Haselnuss gemeinsam? Diesen und anderen Fragen widmet sich der Thementag, mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm für Gross und Klein.

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