First impressions count Where to take your date in Bern

Issue: 1 / 2015
Is love is in the air? Matchmaker Trea Tijmens is here to reveal her favorite venues for wining and dining in the beautiful city of Bern.

It seems Paris isn't the only city for romance! If you want to impress on a first date, you might be surprised to learn that Switzerland's capital has plenty of restaurants with a special atmosphere or a "wow factor" terrace.

Bern is a lovely city for a date, and its central location in Switzerland makes it a place to meet.




Treat your date to one of the most opulent gourmet dining experiences in Bern. On a clear day, take in the fantastic view of the Alps from the eponymous terrace.



My top tip for winter wooing. Step out of the cold and into the one-of-a-kind, historysteeped ambience of one of Bern's most special restaurants.




My favorite place for love to simmer in the summer. Known as the Bernese Riviera, this unique location at the edge of the forest boasts views of the Aare and the Old Town above.



The quaint train ride up Bern's "local mountain" is the precursor to a romantic setting with a beautiful view of the city. Follow dinner with a stroll in the Gurten Park.




Enjoy a delicious and romantic dinner in this welcoming bistro. Then stick around for a lovely concert (on Fridays and Saturdays) from one of the excellent international acts on the program.



Casual and trendy, this is the choice for traditional food with a twist. Busy nights might be loud, so follow dinner with a quiet talk and arm-in-arm stroll through the twinkling Old Town.


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Images: © Marco Castelberg & Maurice Haas, © Bellevue Palace Hotel/Restaurant La Terrasse, © Kornhauskeller/Gian Marco Castelberg, © Schwellenmatteli/Sonja Kräuliger, © Gurten

Author: Trea Tijmens - Success Match

SuccessMatch was founded in 2005 by Trea Tijmens, an international matchmaker and dating expert. Together with her small team, Trea is committed to providing a tailored and personalised dating and matchmaking service to professionals in Switzerland. They have offices in Geneva and Zurich and offer various levels of service.

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