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Since 1752 | 3465 Dürrenroth (BE)

Romantik Hotel Bären

Where the traditional meets the modern... today's Bären combines historic and contemporary hospitality to provide an unforgettable experience.
The country inn Bären includes the guesthouse Kreuz, the lovingly furnished hotel and the Bären, our restaurant with rustic, cozy rooms and the wellness house with the small, fine Bären wellness. Discover and enjoy the quiet location in the Emmental – away from the hustle and bustle of the city and long-held customs in the middle of the hills.
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The country inn Bären includes the guesthouse Kreuz, the lovingly furnished hotel and the Bären, our restaurant with rustic, cozy rooms and the wellness house with the small, fine Bären wellness. Discover and enjoy the quiet location in the Emmental – away from the hustle and bustle of the city and long-held customs in the middle of the hills.

Whether for your dream wedding or banquet or for a demanding seminar or just for a few days of relaxation, the Bären is the ideal location to hold your event! Enjoy our high-quality cuisine; simply sit back and relax. A peaceful setting in the beautiful Emmental valley 700 m above sea level. The unique and unmistakable Emmental environment invites you to leave your cares behind. We are at the ideal starting point for walks, hikes and bike tours.


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Hotel classification

3 Stars

Opening Hours

all year


Banquets/Weddings, Seminar/business, Wellness/spa, Active/sport, Park/garden, Family/child friendly,


The long cherished dream of owning a hotel came true on the 1st of March 2009, we are the hosts of the Bären Dürrenroth. Our goal: Everyone is welcome to feel comfortable and to absorb the cosy atmosphere, which is not only characteristic for the place since hundreds of years but is still alive and noticeable on the whole premises.


The Bären in Dürrenroth was built in 1752 to replace a tavern that had stood there since the 16th century. The imposing wood post-and-beam construction with steep hipped roof and the parsonage and church form a notable ensemble of national importance in the townscape.
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The façades covered with wood shingles and painted with oil paint are made to look like a stone building along with their segmental arch windows and artistically designed Late-Baroque-style pilaster strips. The wrought iron inn sign with its imposing hook (1752) is remarkable. The large Belle Époque banquet hall in the addition at the back is unique among country inns. In 1998, the building was skillfully restored in cooperation with the historic preservation office. In 2000, the Bären restaurant was named Historic Restaurant of the Year. Across the street stands the former Kreuz, a Late-Baroque wood post-and-beam construction with a splendid mansard-hipped roof. This half-timbered building with its wooden corner pilaster strips and imitation joints also looks like a sandstone building - considered a sign of wealth at the time. Like the Bären, the new Kreuz of 1806 replaced an older tavern from the 16th century. A kind of cloisters within the building, Kreuzgang in German, gave the hotel its name and is also worth a visit. It is closed off by four identical oak doors to the north, south, west and east, with the north-south axis oriented straight towards the main entrance of the church. The Kreuz was completely renovated in 2000/01 with support of the historic preservation office. The Land­gasthof Bären (with the Kreuz) has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2009. From the stagecoach period until the opening of the railway line in 1908, the two inns were important horse-changing stations on the Lucerne-Bern line. The coaches were even able to drive right into the 1820 'Kreuzstock' building to unload passengers. The stables are part of the guest house that belongs to the Bären.

Rooms & Gastronomy

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Dedicate yourself to the charm of one of our seven different suites and recover from the stresses of daily routines with a massage or simply relax in the hot tub or in front of the fireplace. In the guesthouse Kreuz we have 10 standard rooms as well as 10 corner rooms. All of them are furnished with a mixture of contemporary and artistic elements as well as with historic furniture, providing a high standard of comfort. Next to the guesthouse, in the former stables, we have 4 budget double rooms.
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Our Chief is as committed to tradition as he is to the region. He knows that good things are often very close at hand, but he does not close himselves off to the diversity that makes cooking a never-ending story. Regionality, seasonality and a pinch of creativity and modernity should be tasty and enjoyable for you. All this makes your stay here in the "Bären" a culinary experience - just in keeping with the triad of hospitality, enjoyment and history.


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The gentle hilly landscape of the Emmental holds endless things for you to discover. A beautiful e-bike route through the surrounding area, a hike up the Napf or even making cheese yourself in the Affoltern show dairy in Emmental. There is a lot to see.

Contact & Arrival

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Romantik Hotel Bären
Dorfstrasse 17, 3465 Dürrenroth (BE)

+41 62 959 00 88


Arrival by public transport

Bern - Dürrenroth
Take the train from Bern in the direction of Langenthal. Then you continue by train to Huttwil. From Huttwil station you have an hourly bus to Dürrenroth. The bus stop Dürrenroth, Dorf is located directly in front of the Bären.

Zurich - Dürrenroth
From Zurich, take the train via Olten to Langenthal, where you change to the train that takes you to Huttwil. The bus will take you from Huttwil, train station to Dürrenroth, village, every hour.

Arrival by car

Bern - Dürrenroth
Take the A1 freeway from Bern in the direction of Zurich and leave the freeway at the Kirchberg exit in the direction of Burgdorf. Continue through the Emmental valley via Affoltern i. E. and Häusernmoos to Dürrenroth.

Zurich - Dürrenroth
From Zurich you take the freeway in the direction of Bern and leave the freeway in Dagmarsellen in the direction of Huttwil. You continue to Huttwil and then turn off Dürrenroth.

Awards & Memberships

13 Points
Historic Restaurant of the year 2000
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