International Club of Berne

Winter Sport

  • Saturday, 2nd January 2021 (all day)
  • Sunday, 3rd January 2021 (all day)
  • Sunday, 10th January 2021 (all day)
  • Sunday, 24th January 2021 (all day)
  • Sunday, 14th February 2021 (all day)
  • Sunday, 28th February 2021 (all day)

Location: various

This event is in the past.

January 2 Snowshoeing
Shoes can be rented easily, aboud CHF 25 for two day

Locations - maybe Gantrisch (Gurnigel Burghaus)

January 3 or 10 and February 28 Winter sports

Location Schwarzsee, skiing and langlauf etc



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Graham wrote
at 5:39pm on Saturday, 2nd January 2021
Winter Sports Day at Schwarzsee

When Sundays, 3 January and 28 February from 10:00

Where Berne train station Treffpunkt, or from short-term parking (share autos, CHF 15)

We go take the train from Berne to Fribourg connecting with a bus to Schwarzsee, where we meet between 12:00–13:00 at Restaurant Gypsera, next to the lake and a parking area next to the ski lifts.

Schwarzsee is great for winter sports of all kinds. If frozen, the lake may be open for walking and skating. A cross-country ski trail winds around the lake. Sledgers and ski learners can use the hill near the Gypsera, while skiers take the chairlifts upwards (see

Between 16:00 and 17:00, we meet in the Hostellerie overlooking the lake ( for a snack. At the Hostellerie, equipment can be rented, and there is a wellness area.

You may be able to visit the spectacular Ice Palace (see

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Chat Groups

By Graham on 10th January

Here is the list of WhatsApp groups as printed in the January-February Newsletter
General Groups

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday)
    8 Jan at Schwellenmatteli
    5 Feb at Restaurant Da Vinci
General conversation and support                   

Discussion about corona, etc 
   Monday, 18 Jan – Current news

Discussion on communicating, health, etc ;  
   Monday, 15 Feb – Valentine’s Day

Discussion on global problems
   Monday, 4 Jan – Resolutions
   Monday, 1 Mar – Global warming

Discussion on politics and economics  ; Monday, 1 Feb – A new US

Language Cafés

Parla Italiano
   Tuesdays, 26 Jan and 23 Feb
Café Français    
   Wednesdays, 13 Jan and 10 Feb

English TeaTime         ;  
   Thursdays, 21 Jan and 18 Feb

German Conversation                  
   Thursdays, 28 Jan and 25 Feb

Café Español  
   Thursdays, 7 Jan and 4 Feb






   9 or 23 Jan – Lake Thun area
   6 Feb – Hike+BBQ
Walk & Talk       
   17 Jan –  Galeries in the Old Town
   31 Jan –  Aare walk or museums
     7 Feb – City East Hills
   21 Feb – Gardens walk
Rackets (tennis, badminton, squash)
   27 Dec and 7 Feb


Winter Sports
   2 or 23 Jan –  Snowshoeing Gantrisch
   3 or 10 Jan –  Schwarzsee
   24 Jan – Skating, KaWeDe
   14 Feb – Skating, Weyermannshaus
   28 Feb – Skiing

Special Interest Groups

Movies and videos     

Museums, Art and Nature  ; / Events

Musical Culture

Book Readers
   6 Jan, Haweswater, 18:00
   24 Feb, Jphn le Carré 18:00
   Also:   short stories and sci-fi and crime

Life-Long Learning   (we also have math and I.T. chats)

Gardening (see Walk & Talk events)   


Wine & Dine and Zoom Parties
   Friday, 15 Jan – Cooking with Carla
   Friday, 29 Jan – Whisky Tasting
   Friday, 19 Feb – Masked Party

Handcrafts, painting, etc


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