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CH00801

Burgdorf, Switzerland

Gold

Member since

2008


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 02, 2021 - January 09, 2021 1 weeks

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April 10, 2021 - April 18, 2021 1 weeks

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May 13, 2021 - May 16, 2021 4 days

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July 03, 2021 - August 14, 2021 2 weeks

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October 09, 2021 - October 17, 2021 1 weeks

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Hiking paradise in the very center of Switzerland!

We live in a apartment of 3 bed rooms (a parents bed room and 2 child rooms) on the 3d floor under the roof (penthouse apartment) with a studio combining a living and dining room as well as a kitchen. There is an elevator in the house. It is a newly built house (July 2019), situated in a walking distance to the city centre and railway station. The nearest grocery store is about 5 min on foot. There are a lot of walking paths in the nearby hills and forests, where you can also biking.

Yours sincerely,
Alexey and Marina

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • doctor
  • student

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 4
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 110 m2
  • Total Area: 110 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Русский

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Basel and Zurich - ca. 100 km

The small town of Burgdorf at the gateway to the Emmental – thanks to the cheese of the same name, a well-known hilly and forest landscape with spacious farmhouses – possesses an exemplary mediaeval old town with late-baroque patrician houses and an impressive castle. The town is the ideal starting point for excursions into the Emmental and for visits to the surrounding towns of Berne, Solothurn, Biel and Thun.

Encircled by a gentle, hilly landscape and imposing cliffs, this town east of Berne in the Swiss Mittelland is dominated by its castle: the 800-year-old bricks in its walls would have had many stories to recount: such as how this town grew around the largest and best-maintained Zähringen castle in Switzerland. Visitors can enjoy magnificent views of the city and the Bernese Alps from the donjon, which was built at the end of the 12th century.

The Burgdorf old town, comprising an upper town and lower town, is regarded as a jewel of urban architecture. The mediaeval urban architecture has to be admired as being virtually perfect: the upper town between the castle and church mound as a feudal residential town with patrician houses in the Bernese late-baroque style and neo-classical buildings, and the granary quarter at the foot of the castle cliff, the lower town linked to the upper town by stairs, which housed the businesses and trades.

Today, the alleyways of the old town, with their pleasant street cafés and snug small squares are a popular meeting place for shopping, entertainment and culinary enjoyment in a historic setting.

Burgdorf gives sportspersons the opportunity to discover the Emmental and the Mittelland on bicycle. Golfers, on the other hand, will find their pleasure in an attractive 18-hole golf course in the neighbouring town of Oberburg.

You can reach the capital of Switzerland Bern by train in about 20 minutes, Thun and Biel are in ca. 40 min., Lauterbrunen and Wengen in about 2 hours, from there you can reach Jungfraujoch (3600m above the see). Zurich and Basel are in about 1 hour as well as other famous places of Switzerland max. about 3 hours.

Here is a nice video about the town of Burgdorf:
https://youtu.be/kAMcy8a1q50

An example of hiking trails around Burgdorf: https://www.outdooractive.com/en/routes/#area=1039756&bm=osm%3Asummer&cat=Hiking%20Trail&filter=r-fullyTranslatedLangus-,sb-sortedBy-0&wt=Burgdorf&zc=11,7.54632,47.06655

Occupation

  • doctor
  • student

Children

  • Boy - Age: 5
  • Girl - Age: 9

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

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