Bern, the capital of Switzerland!

Bern, the capital of Switzerland, has a very homely atmosphere.

Unlike the hustle and bustle of European metropolises, Bern’s laid-back pace and medieval cobblestone streets make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time to the 15th century.

The city has a charming Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of the Old Town’s most notable features are the arcade-style buildings that stretch for nearly 6 kilometers. These arcades have shops, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. Bern’s four main streets, Marktgasse, Kramgasse, Spitalgasse and Justicegasse, run east from Bern’s main train station. These streets, like the rest of the city, are pedestrian friendly, although there is some vehicular traffic.

The city was built from his 12th century to his 15th century and its layout has changed little.

Most of the buildings were built of sandstone after a great fire in the early 14th century destroyed much of the town’s wooden buildings.

The Swiss capital has many notable attractions, but walking the cobbled streets of the old town is one of his top activities in Bern. Because you can feel the true charm of this place without taking a tour. . The Town Hall Square is a great starting point for tours of Bern Switzerland. Here you’ll find St. Peter and Paul’s Church, the Fountain and the Bern Town Hall.

Located at the foot of the Bernese Oberland, one of Switzerland’s most spectacular regions, Bern offers stunning mountain views and is home to the country’s most popular ski resort. From Bern, you can easily take day trips to nearby mountains and villages such as Grindelwald to explore this stunning landscape.

The area along the Aare River is perfectly safe for swimming in summer. Stroll along the riverbanks and you’ll find designated spots for swimming, rafting, river surfing and paddling. So we recommend about 2 days to enjoy the best activities in Bern.

Be careful as some parts of the river have strong currents and there are several dams. Therefore, if you wish to swim in the Aare River, please do so only in designated areas marked by signs.

Bern’s historic clock tower is one of Bern’s main highlights.

The Niedegg Bridge is a bridge that connects the old and new towns of Bern. Hardly to miss, it’s the perfect spot to get a bird’s-eye view of the entire city. Come here and snap a photo of the turquoise Aare flowing along the fairytale colorful houses.

From here you can also see the old stone bridge of the Untertor Bridge, the only original bridge over the Aare River.

Cross the Niedegg bridge to Bärenpark, home to the famous Bernese bears. Here you can see three bears, Finn, Björk and Ursina running around and playing. Go to the lower bank of the river to see areas where bears are allowed to roam free. What’s amazing about this place is that it’s designed for bears to swim, fish and roam her 5,000 square meter vast riverside area.

Bern has more than 100 mountains, many of which are 500 years old.

His Eleven Fountains in Renaissance style by Swiss sculptor Hans Guillen in the city center are one of Bern’s most famous fountains.

Other famous fountains in Bern include Lauferbrunnen (Leuferbrunnen), Zalingerbrunnen and Justicebrunnen (Fountain of Justice). One of the most famous fountains is the Kindlifresserbrunnen, which means “child-eating fountain”.

This eerie figure depicts a man eating a large number of children out of a sack, and its origins date back to the 16th century.

There are several theories as to how Kindeater von Bern came to be. Over the years, this fountain has become one of his most famous spots in the city, and many tourists come here to take pictures.

The Kindrefresser Fountain is located on the Kornhausplatz in Bern.

Not many people know that Albert Einstein lived in Bern from his 1903 to 1905. His rented house in Kramgasse has been restored to its original state and is now a museum. If you’re wondering if you should stop by, I just want to say that this is the house where Einstein developed his theory of relativity and that alone is worth a visit.

Einstein’s House is open daily from 11am to 4pm. Major holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve are excluded.

Visit the Einstein Museum, which honors the connection between the famous scientist and the city of Bern. In addition to developing his theory of relativity in Bern, Einstein also taught at the University of Bern and published some of his most important works while living in the city. The museum contains collections of artefacts such as school supplies, letters, and reports. It also shows important historical events that occurred during Einstein’s life.

Inside the cathedral, admire beautiful stained-glass windows, sculptures and an 18th-century Baroque organ.

Climb the 254 steps to the top of the cathedral for panoramic views of the Bernese Oberland, the highlands of the canton of Bern, with picturesque landscapes of Bern and its surroundings, mountains, lakes and quaint little villages with greenery can. Hills. Inside the tower is Switzerland’s largest bell (Grosee glocke), which weighs a whopping 10 tons. 

Built in the 12th century, the Zitglogge is located on the Marktgasse and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. What makes this tower famous is what happens when the astronomical clock attached to the tower in the 16th century starts chiming every hour and the mechanical puppets appear in a mini show. During your tour, you can climb 130 steps to the top of the Zytglogge Tower and enjoy views of the Bern skyline.

If you’re short on time, take a Bern city tour that introduces you to some of Bern’s highlights before continuing your journey to the rest of Switzerland. If you only have a short stay in Bern and want to learn about the city’s history along the way, a guided tour of Bern is one of Bern’s favorite activities. 

In front of Bern Münster is a beautiful park overlooking the river Aare. A great place to sit and relax after a long day of sightseeing.

The Federal House, the Swiss parliament, is located on Bern’s main square and hosts a farmers’ market in the summer.

The Federal Palace is open to the public outside parliamentary sessions and offers guided tours in a variety of languages. Here you can learn more about the most important moments in Swiss history. However, reservations must be made online at least 3 days prior to your visit. Located on the right bank of the Aare River, Bern’s Rose Garden is the perfect place to visit during the warmer months. Perched on a steep hill, it has gardens, fountains, manicured lawns and ponds. Come here to relax and enjoy the view of the old town.

Gurten is a picturesque hill on the slopes of the Swiss capital, accessible by the Warben cable car.

He is one of the most popular outdoor spots near Bern, with green spaces, paths and beautiful meadows, perfect for picnics and leisurely walks around the area. When you want a break from the touristy Old Town, visit one of the top activities in Bern: Gluten. Because there are more locals than tourists here.

To get to Gluten, you need to board the Gluten Cable Car, which operates from 7am to midnight. Purchase tickets directly upon arrival.

A visit to Paul Krezentrum is one of the best activities in Bern for those interested in culture. A painter known for his abstract and surrealist works, Paul Klee of Bern is one of the city’s most famous figures. Paul Krezentrum opened in 2005 and houses nearly 4,000 paintings by famous artists donated to the museum. This modern museum is also known for its unique wave-like architecture, beautifully designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.

The Paul Klee Center is located on the outskirts of the city and must be accessed by public transport. From Bern Old Town take his number 12 bus to Paulklee or his number 7 tram.

The Bern Historical Museum is his second largest historical museum in Switzerland, with a combination of special and classical exhibits showing different stages of Swiss history.

The Bernisch Historical Museum is on Helvetiaplatz 5.

Nothing beats a helicopter flight over the breathtaking Alps. You can fly directly from Bern. The city’s proximity to the Swiss Alps makes a helicopter tour a must if you want a truly unforgettable experience during your visit to Switzerland.

His one of the most beautiful tours in the region starts at Bern Airport and takes you to the North Face of the Eiger and the Jungfraujoch. Flight highlights include the steep valley walls of Lauterbrunnen and Schilthorn, Lake Thun and the Görbetal viaduct. 

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