International Club of Berne

Club Meeting

  • Tuesday, 19th March 2019 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, 16th April 2019 at 7pm

Location: Cheminee Room at Bruder Klaus Church Center, Ostring 1 (tram 7 stop, Burgernziel

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When Tuesday, 26 February and 19 March, from 19:00 to 21:00

Where Bruder Klaus Church (tram 7 stop Burgernziel)

Contact Graham Tritt

Deadline Please register by the day before

We plan presentations and discussions at one open meeting each month from February to June and August to November. Topics range from science and technology to health, travel and cultures.

If you would like to present something, please contact Gerd or Graham.


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Graham wrote
at 1:55pm on Sunday, 14th April 2019
Please RSVP so we know for how many to provide snacks and drinks. Attendees in addition to the speakers and Graham, Vernon Relling, David Tracey, Pamela Holzinger, Monika Golec, Remi Alao, and several from Meetup. Probably 10 to 15 people, we can take up to 22 in the Cheminee Room. So you can invite your friends.
Graham wrote
at 1:21pm on Sunday, 14th April 2019
We will have four (or more) speakers on April 14.

1. Ann Kistler and Gary Long talking about a recent holiday to Martinique and Guadeloupe.

2. Peter Clamann talking about a recent trip to Finland and Norway

3. Pierre-Yves Schwab will tell us about his cycle trip through 9 countries from Switzerlnd to the North Cape in Norway, in particular the most memorable events in Russia.

4. Michael Tschanz leads walking groups with historical and cultural themes, as described on

Others are welcome to give short presentations of their recent travel experiences.
Graham wrote
at 11:37pm on Saturday, 13th April 2019
From Michael Tschanz, leader of walking groups with historical and cultural themes described on

I would be glad to have you with us at one of the next excursions. It would allow you to see what we offer and to evaluate if these excursions are indeed of interest to the International Club.

We are usually a small but quite diverse group of people, some Swiss, some Russian speakers (I'm also the head of an association promoting the culture of the countries that were part of the Soviet Union, so we had successful excursions about Dostoevsky in Geneva, about Tolstoy in Lucerne, about general Suvorov...).

As for the excursion on 1 June, I believe participants will profit if they have a certain knowledge of German and French and of Swiss culture. It is our attempt to interest German speakers to a great writer who wrote in French. With the excursion, we also try to bridge the language and mentality barrier within Switzerland and speak about moments in Swiss history that are perceived very differently in Bern and in Vaud (1798 is, for the Bernese, the invasion of the French and the worst moment in history, while in Vaud, it's called "la Révolution vaudoise", they planted trees to celebrate it in 1998...).

Best regards

Michael Tschanz

6. April, Geschichte und Literatur in und um Trachselwald – Bern ab 09.50 mit der Bahn. Themen sind die Täufer, die Bauernkriege, die Schriftsteller Jeremias Gotthelf und Carl Albert Loosli. Tagesausflug.

Hier gibt’s die Details dazu.

4. Mai, spiritueller Maibummel im Luzernbiet. Wir entdecken die Stadt Sursee und die barocken Kirchen und Wallfahrtskapellen aus der Zeit der Gegenreformation in den Gemeinden Buttisholz und Ruswil. Gehzeit etwa zwei Stunden. Details hier.

1. Juni, ins Waadtland zu Jacques Chessex. Wir reisen nach Moudon und Ropraz und beschäftigen uns mit dem preisgekrönten Schriftsteller Jacques Chessex, der vor zehn Jahren im Zorn gestorben ist.
Graham wrote
at 11:26pm on Saturday, 13th April 2019
Hans-Peter Clamann will give a 10-minute talk on the journey he and his wife Eva made through Finland and Norway. He saw unusual sights which he documented with stories and pictures.
Graham wrote
at 11:23pm on Saturday, 13th April 2019
Also Pierre-Yves will talk: In 2011, Pierre-Yves crossed nine countries riding his bike from Geneva to the North Cape in Norway. He will tell us about three of the most memorable days of his trip while traveling in the middle of nowhere in the Russia taïga. His aim is to show you the kind of experience and emotions you can live during such adventure, and even maybe, inspire you to undertake your own special trip.
Graham wrote
at 10:10am on Wednesday, 10th April 2019
We have a special guest, Michael Tschanz, who will tell us about his organisation which now runs historical and literary walks. "
Ausflüge und Reisen mit Kultur"

Mary, Vernon and Graham went on the April trip, to the castle of Trachselwald in the Emmental. See the event and Michael's description here: "Geschichte und Literatur in und um Trachselwald"
Graham wrote
at 10:39am on Friday, 29th March 2019
A theme for the April 16 meeting will be travel. Volunteers to peak so far are Ann and Gary on their recent trip to Guadeloupe and Martinique, and Peter Clamann on his and Eva's trip to Lappland.

A new group in Basel: International Travel Meetup
We like to explore countries and cultures through travel. We want to travel more and better and therefore we share our experiences, our advice and our dreams and we motivate each other to travel. In our meetings we discuss travel topics and destinations all over the world that are of interest of our members. We believe that in our life we should collect moments and experiences instead of objects. Life is a travel and we should travel as long as we have energy, strength and a good pair of legs. There is only one life and we should go as far as we can.
Graham wrote
at 6:13pm on Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Ok, that makes four of us. We can also talk about the future of the Club, Switzerland, the UK, the EU, the world, and the Universe.
at 11:56am on Monday, 18th March 2019
Planning to attend, clicked 'yes' but does not seem to have been recorded, David Tracey
Graham wrote
at 10:48pm on Sunday, 17th March 2019
Discussion themes: Mobile smartphone operation, PC applications.
Climate change. The Periodic Table (chemistry)
Brexit. Politics. Social media.

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By Graham 3 days ago

Art Museum Tour and Botanical Gardens (Asian Plants)

When    Sunday, 20 October, join whichever event you like

Where   At 11:00, meet at the Fine Arts Museum, Hodlerstrasse 8

Where   At 12:30, meet at Tibits in the railway station for lunch

Where   At 13:45, meet at the Palm House of the Botanical Gardens

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