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Open doors at the Lohn Government Residence (Kehrsatz)
Sep 3, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMFree
Let us share a small secret with you…
There is a hidden estate near Bern where such authorities as Queen Elisabeth, Fidel Castro and W. Churchill used to stay overnight when visiting Bern. Twice a year, it opens its doors to the public.
Inside the Lohn Government Residence in Kehrsatz
The small Lohn estate might look humble from the outside, but it is adorned with exuberant rooms and hides rich history. Once a countryside residence for a wealthy Bernese family, now it serves the Swiss government as a peaceful meeting point for hosting politicians and royals.
During the day of open doors, you can walk around the guest house which until 1994 used to host many world-renown political figures. You can visit the rooms they have stayed at where meetings were held. An introductory video will tell you interesting facts about the property, and at 3 PM you can even join a free tour.
The much photographed Béatrice-von-Wattenwyl-Haus in Bern’s old town serves a similar purpose and opens its doors four times a year.
Our advice: Talk to the employees of the Lohn estate. They know curious stories and have been there when some exclusive guests with their presence for a short time have turned the house into one of the most important venues in Bern – if not in the whole of Switzerland.