Hotel Innere Enge

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Engestrasse 54, Bern, Bern, CH - 3012, Switzerland
Hotel Innere Enge
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Costs 29% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Solo87
  • Business72

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Living and Working in Bern

by priyaa

Hi friends,
My fiance would be coming to Bern in December 2007 on B permit, for his one year project assignment. I am a software professional working in India, we are getting married in febraury 2008. I have couple of questions
1) is 84.000 franc per year(before any deductions/tax), a decent salary for 2 ppl to live in Bern
2) What are the chances of me getting a job there, without knowing the local language? When am I eligible to apply for a job?
(I would be coming in a tourist visa, and then apply for residence permit)

Also any general tips for 1st time visitors to Bern would be highly appreciated!

Thanks in advance! :-)

Re: Living and Working in Bern

by yumyum

You can live on this salary but you won't get rich. Lots of people do live on less. You shouldn't pay more than 1/3 of your net salary for rent. I doubt that you will get a work permit just because you are getting married. This because you only get married to a "B". You probably have to get an L for the purpose of getting married unless you find a job and get your own B because of that. You could look for a job in Zurich as it's possible to commute.

Re: Living and Working in Bern

by K_V_B

You can live on 84000 francs a year in Bern. As to finding a job: There is a lot of work for software professionals, but getting a working permit won't be that easy until you're married. Once you're married you'll be able to get a residence permit based on your husband's and this allows you to work. For software engineers not knowing German isn't that big a problem as English is widely used.

Re: Living and Working in Bern

by globetrott

the way that I understand this is that both of you are coming from abroad, so your marriage will not sove any working-problems for both of you !
It might be different today, BUT at the time when I was working in Switzerland it was impossible to come on a visitor-visa and apply for a working permit, while in Switzerland. Your employer has to apply for the permit and you would have to leave the country again, while your permit needs several weeks to arrive.
I am an austrian citizen and can get to Switzerland any time without a visa, BUT as soon as my working-permit was over I had had to leave the country and was not even allowed to stay a few more days on vacation.
b.t.w.70% of the population in Switzerland would be happy to have 84.000 sfr a year !

Re: Living and Working in Bern

by K_V_B

I am a foreigner living in Bern, and I know a bit about the procedures involved. I am however a EU citizen, so for me it is easier. EU citizens get 5 year permits nowadays, and don't have to leave the country if they lose their jobs.
(globetrott's experiences must be from a few years ago...)

If I understand you correctly your fiancé allready has his permit. You want to follow him and marry. One question though. Wy not just marry him before you come to Switzerland. That will make things easier.
As it now stadns what you probably need to do is apply for an "L permit" in the first week you are in Switzerland. Tell the authorities it is to prepare for the wedding. Once married you can apply for a B permit yourself.
No guarantees here however.

Travel Tips for Bern

The old city

by Bjorgvin

The old city lies in a very sharp bend on the river Aare and is connected with several bridges to newer parts of the city. After a devastating fire in 1405 it was rebuilt and to this day preserves more of its medieval appearance than any other Swiss city. The old city is famous for its arcades (6 square km) with shops and restaurants everywhere.

Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen - Justice Fountain

by riorich55

Facts and History: Built in 1543 by Hans Gieng. If you've been to other Swiss towns and think you have seen something similar to this statue you probably have as 11 "fountains of justice" exist, with direct copies in 5 other towns and close replicas in 6 others.

Lady Justice as always has her eyes and ears bound. She has a Sword of Truth in her right hand and the scales in her left. (As a Libra I can readily associate with this statue) Just below Lady Justice are 4 figures representing the Pope (Theocracy), a Sultan (Monarchy), the Kaiser or Emporer (Autocracy) and the SchultheiB or Lord Mayor (Republic). These represent the power of Justice over the rulers and political systems of the day. Impressions: The detail of this and other statue/fountains in town are remarkable. How long did it take the artisians to plan and create these masterpieces?

Aare River

by Fam_Stoica

The longest river entirely within the Swiss borders, the Aare begins its course in the Berner Alpen. The river winds its way through central and northern Switzerland, passing through the town of Interlaken between the lakes Brienzersee and Thunersee. Surrounding the old section of the city of Bern on three sides, the Aare then passes through canals at Lake Biel before joining the Rhine near the town of Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany.

shops in the basements of Marktgasse

by globetrott

When you are walking through the arcades of Marktgasse and Kramgasse you will also see a lot of shops that were built into the cellars of the houses and you will have to enter them from the street-side by stepping down a mostly quite steep stair. I saw internetcafes in this kind of underground, ordinary shops, cafes etc. and in most of these places you pay much cheaper prices than in the shops on street-level & under the Lauben / arcades.

Visit Historisches Museum....

by Tolik

Visit Historisches Museum. There are armors and arms here, lavish church treasures, and the original Last Judgement sculptures from the cathedral's portal.
Opening hours
Mondays closed
Tuesdays - Sundays 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wednesdays 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
24 and 25 December closed

Admission charges
Adults: CHF 8.–
reduced: CHF 4.–
Children below the age of 16: admission free


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Address: Engestrasse 54, Bern, Bern, CH - 3012, Switzerland