MIRKO BEETSCHEN / STÉPHANE HOULMANN
WITH PHOTGRAPHS BY LORENZ CUGINI
«If Bern were a person, it would probably be described as charming and a bit introvert, but at the same time very free-spirited and endearing.»
The city of Bern has been playing a secondary role in Swiss city tourism for years. Wrongly so - as this stylish Bern guide proves. In brief English and German texts and atmospheric photographs, the authors present a personally curated selection of about 60 Bernese hot spots, including restaurants, shops, cafés and bars as well as cultural venues, architecture and outdoor spaces.
Mirko Beetschen and Stéphane Houlmann go beyond the 'usual suspects' such as Bärengraben, Zytglogge and Bundeshaus and present a colorful, diverse and cosmopolitan Bern. The booklet thus is not only an invitation for visitors and newcomers to the federal city, but also a treasure box of hidden spots and magic corners for locals.
BERN - INSIDER GUIDE
11 x 17 cm
Release date: 12.04.2019
«Mirko Beetschen and Stéphane Houlmann are veritable conoisseurs of Bern. With a keen eye, they look at neighbourhoods, bars, cafés, hotels, culture and restaurants. Their selections represents what they stand for themselves: quality, nonchalance and taste.»
SCHÖNER WOHNEN - 09/19
«The rest of Switzerland likes to scoff about Bern’s proverbial slowness and that things don’t move here. In their well written and beautifully illustrated guide, Mirko Beetschen and Stéphane Houlmann prove that this prejudice definitely doesn’t apply to the local culture and gastronomy scene.»
NZZ - 04/19
«Mirko Beetschen and Stéphane Houlmann moved back to Bern after 12 years in Zurich. They rediscovered a city with an extraordinary «urban landscape with a big variety of neighbourhoods, river landscapes, woods and hills», the Aare, which has become the lifeline of the Swiss capital, and discovered an abundance of new and traditional venues.»
BRIGITTE SCHWEIZ - 04/19