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Visit Bern

Trip time! Discover the museums, history, and festivals in romantic Bern.

Discover the historic city of Bern—museums, festivals, and top sights from Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) to Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm).

Where to stay in Bern

Old City of Bern
Bundeshaus which includes heritage architecture, an administrative buidling and a square or plaza

Old City of Bern

Known for Historical Buildings, Museums, Monuments

4.5/5(121 reviews)

Unique features of Old City of Bern include the historic sites and museums. Make a stop by Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm) or Berner Munster while you're exploring the area.

Breitenrain-Lorraine
Botanical Garden featuring a garden

Breitenrain-Lorraine

4.5/5(28 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Breitenrain-Lorraine, Stade de Suisse Wankdorf and Bern Expo are top sights worth seeing.

Monbijou
As in most of Europe, there are a number of beautiful churches. Taking this photo from a nearby park really emphasizes the steeple.
trover photo by Stephen Lee

Monbijou

3.5/5(7 reviews)

Though Monbijou might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) and Bern Art Museum (Kunstmuseum).

Kirchenfeld-Schosshalde
Bern Natural History Museum which includes interior views

Kirchenfeld-Schosshalde

If you're spending some time in Kirchenfeld-Schosshalde, Paul Klee Museum and Bern Historical Museum are top sights worth seeing.

Sandrain
View of Bern.
trover photo by Kristin DePlatchett

Sandrain

4/5(3 reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Sandrain, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Bern Historical Museum and Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament).

Grünes Quartier
Clock Tower showing landscape views and a city

Grünes Quartier

If you're spending some time in Grünes Quartier, Berner Munster and Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm) are top sights worth seeing.

Top Hotels in Bern

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Bellevue Palace Hotel
Bellevue Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Kochergasse 3-5, Bern, BE
$358
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2

This family-friendly Bern hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm) and Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament). Berner ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (342 reviews)

"I was treated like a Queen..such beautiful furnishing, very helpful staff from taking my coat for me to changing money to the delight persons in the lovely breakfast room ! Stay here if your going to Bern..you will not be disappointed !"…"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Bellevue Palace Hotel
The Bristol
The Bristol
4 out of 5
Schauplatzgasse 10, Bern
$177
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2

Located in Old City of Bern, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament), Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm), and Bern Art Museum (Kunstmuseum). ...

4.3/5Excellent! (285 reviews)

"What a great choice. The staff were very friendly and professional. The buffet was decent. It’s in a super great location, just a 4 min walk to the main station."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

The Bristol
Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz
Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz
4 out of 5
Schauplatzgasse 4, Bern, BE
$140
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23

Located in Old City of Bern, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) and Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm). Bern Art Museum (Kunstmuseum) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (259 reviews)

"The location is amazing! Just a few blocks from the train station, restaurants, shops, mini supermarket. Great stay. Clean and spacious room. Everyone was very polite and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz

Popular things to do in Bern

Bundeshaus
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Bundeshaus

4.5/5(65 reviews)

Browse a market, play in the fountain or go ice-skating beside this iconic political hub, before taking a guided tour through its historic halls.

Clock Tower
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Clock Tower

4.5/5(80 reviews)

This medieval timepiece, which once stood before a prison, has an extraordinary astronomical clock and a mechanical show every hour on the hour.

Paul Klee Museum
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Paul Klee Museum

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Take a trip to futuristic warehouses in a rustic green setting to see the inspiring works of a modernist artist.

Berner Munster
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Berner Munster

4.5/5(44 reviews)

Peruse centuries-old religious art, climb the tallest church tower in Switzerland and attend sacred music recitals when you visit Bern's Gothic cathedral.

Bern Historical Museum
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Bern Historical Museum

4.5/5(37 reviews)

Browse this prominent Swiss museum to find local treasures from the Stone Age to the present day and get to know the man behind the genius in the Einstein Museum.

Bern Art Museum
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Bern Art Museum

4/5(14 reviews)

Inside one of the oldest art museums in Switzerland, view a vast treasure trove of art from the last 800 years, including works by renowned masters.

Top activities in Bern

Small Group: Bern-Capital & Countryside Day Trip from Zurich
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Small Group: Bern-Capital & Countryside Day Trip from Zurich

$148

This tour from Zurich conducts you through scenic routes and stunning landscapes of Switzerland to the charming city of Bern. Discover the rural highlights of Entlebuch valley, the premium biscuits in Kambly, the famous cheese of Emmental valley, and the shop-filled cobbled streets of Bern.

Bern city tour with private tourguide - starts from Basel
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Bern city tour with private tourguide - starts from Basel

$237

Your tour guide will await you at your hotel and together you will transfer to Basel trainstation. There you will board an intercity train, which takes you within 1 hour to Bern.

Mount Pilatus golden round trip & lake boat cruise from Bern
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Mount Pilatus golden round trip & lake boat cruise from Bern

$457

Begin your tour by meeting your tourguide at your hotel and make your way to the train station in Bern. An intercity train will take you within one hour to central Lucerne. Close to the train station, you will board a boat to take a one-hour cruise on the lake Lucerne.

Schilthorn - 007-James Bond world - from Bern
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Schilthorn - 007-James Bond world - from Bern

$446

You will meet your tourguide in the lobby of your hotel and together, you will make your way to the train station in Bern. An intercity train will take you within 55 minutes to Interlaken East.

Jungfraujoch day tour with private tourguide - from Bern
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Jungfraujoch day tour with private tourguide - from Bern

$630

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Bern. An intercity train takes you within 1 hour to Interlaken, where you change to the local train. After 20 minutes, you will arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley.

Taste my Swiss City Bern - Selfguided Food Tour Classy
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Taste my Swiss City Bern - Selfguided Food Tour Classy

$109

This tour is selfguided, you choose the order and time in which you want to visit the following stops and how much time you want to spend in each restaurant and on the tour. The restaurants are carefully chosen by locals and intend to show you the best and most typical food and drinks in snack portions.