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Bern

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Observation Decks · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
City of Bears
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare. The city boasts a historical town center that is a destination because of its history, museums, and public art. As a World Heritage Site, the medieval city is characterized by sandstone facades, narrow streets, and covered shopping arcades. Cafe culture thrives in Bern, but as with most Swiss cities, eating and drinking can quickly break the bank. In summer, a dip in the River Aare is a popular pastime. Make Bern central to your Switzerland travel plans using our Switzerland online trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Bern

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Aare River
Water Body
Aare River
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Garden
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Observation Deck
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Bern

Jungfraujoch ©
World heritage site
Jungfraujoch Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
4.4
Duration: 5h 30 min
Lake Geneva ©
Water Body
Lake Geneva Geneva
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
Mt Pilatus ©
Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus Kriens
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lake Lucerne ©
Water Body
Lake Lucerne Lucerne
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bern

The Cathedral of Bern ©
Lookout
The Cathedral of Bern
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gurten ©
Observation Deck
Gurten
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Klingendes Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Klingendes Museum
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum ©
History Museum
Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Bern

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Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
Art Museum
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center)
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Specialty Museum
Kindermuseum Creaviva
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Schweizerisches ©
Specialty Museum
Schweizerisches
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum of Communication ©
Specialty Museum
Museum of Communication
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Bern

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Federal Building (Bundeshaus)
Flea Market
Federal Building (Bundeshaus)
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse
Gift & Specialty Shop
Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Central Railroad Station ©
Shopping Mall
Central Railroad Station
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shopping Und Erlebniscenter Westside
Shopping Mall
Shopping Und Erlebniscenter Westside
3.8
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Bern

Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Zoo
Tierpark Dahlholzli
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Science Museum
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Bernaqua | Water Park | Fitness | Wellness
Water Park
Bernaqua | Water Park | Fitness | Wellness
2.2
Duration: 8 hours

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