Bern Favorites

  • View from a Bridge near the Einstein Museum
    View from a Bridge near the Einstein...
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  • Moses and the 10 Commandments
    Moses and the 10 Commandments
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  • Moses Fountain View
    Moses Fountain View
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  • 1. Old town

    Bern's citizens discovered the advantage of adding arcades to their houses already in the late middle ages. The houses can be enlarged without buying more ground if the sidewalks are covered, and the...

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  • 2. Fountains

    Already in the middle ages the town had a supply system of running water, first with small wooden fountains. From the 16th century, the fountains were erected in stone and decorated with sculptures....

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  • 3. Markets and shopping

    Go shopping! I've heard that Bern is a big shopping destination for many people. The good thing about the city is that even in terrible weather, snow/rain, most of the city is made of covered...

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  • 4. River Aare

    The park next to the cathedral is a great place at dusk, when people gather here to see the sunset behind the Kirchenfeld Bridge high above the Aare river. The park is on its own little terrace above...

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  • 5. Cathedral - Münster

    When visiting Bern, it is absolutely necessary to go up to the top of the Münster Cathedral. The hundred + steps and the small entrance fee are worth it to see the city spread out beneath your feet....

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  • 6. House of Parliament

    This building is the house of parliament. Guided tours Daily In English, French, German and Italian Monday through Saturday at 9 :00 a.m., 10 :a.m., 11 :a.m., 2 :00 p.m., 3 :p.m. and 4 :p.m. The...

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  • 7. Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used...

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  • 8. Public Toilets...

    Not realy a favorite thing...In Berne you have to search to find public toilets... :-((Here are a few: - Railway station behind the ticket counter, it's called...

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  • 9. Few words in Swiss German

    Below few words in Swiss German that you can use while visiting Switzerland.Hello - GrüeziHello (to more than one person) - Grüezi mitenandGood evening - Gueten...

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  • 10. Mountain passes and tunnels information

    It is always better to be informed about road conditions.So for this reason here's a website that wil tell you every Swiss tunnel and mountain pass status, open...

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  • 11. Arriving in Bern: Tourist Zentrum

    If you arrive in Bern by train, go to the Tourist Zentrum in the same railway station. The girl attending the place was very kind and helpful. She gave as all...

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  • 12. BernCard: a good deal

    We bought BernCard for our daytrip to Bern. It allows you to enjoy free unlimited travel on the public transportation system in the City of Bern and the...

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  • 13. Where to surf the Web:

    Of course you don't want to looe contact with your VT and other friends, so here the places where you can surf the net free:- Kornhausbibliothek (library in the...

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  • 14. The People of Bern

    The vast majority of people in Bern are tourist-friendly and only too willing to help. Be polite, and speak slowly and clearly in your language if necessary...

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  • 15. General information

    Pleasant city, not too large. in a beautiful landscape. Bern is the capital of Switzerland and has a population of app. 127.000. The spoken languague in...

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  • 16. Flowers, flowers...

    Swiss buildings & chalets are often adorned with such brightly colored flowers making them very pleasing for the eyes & hence enhancing one's mood for the...

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  • 17. Behind me is the Nydeggkirche

    Behind me is the Nydeggkirche (Nydegg Church) dating back to the 14th century. On the doors you can find bronze reliefs illustrating scenes from the life of...

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  • 18. Visit the BARENGRABEN (Bear Pit)

    Visit the BARENGRABEN (BEAR PIT): Since 15th century, bears have been kept in the city. As many as 20 bears may live in the 3 pits. On Easter Sunday, the bear...

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  • 19. take a trip to Interlaken and...

    take a trip to Interlaken and go paragliding. The views were spectacular, and the guys that worked there were very nice. Make sure it's a clear day though, so...

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  • 20. This is one of the churches we...

    This is one of the churches we saw in Bern. There is a very different architectural style compared to the Munster in Bern. I didn't find out the name to this...

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  • 21. Get to know the surrounding...

    Get to know the surrounding area and use Bern as a base of operations. Biel. Fribourg, Neuchatel, Spies. Interlaken and Thun are all nearby. Switzerland is one...

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  • 22. Go also to Restaurant...

    Go also to Restaurant 'Fisher-schtübeli' in the lower town on the ground where ther river is flowing. Go to the bar and say hello to a nice brasilian girl...

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  • 23. great advantage of bern are...

    great advantage of bern are his arcades. which makes it a great place for shopping and sighteseeing in bad weather conditions. you can walk trough a big part of...

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  • 24. bianchis's General Tip

    Visit the down-to-earth, city of Bern. Friendly people who speak the slowest Swiss dialect. Also the federal capital of Switzerland. Outside the city lies the...

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  • 25. You can visit the 'bear pit':...

    You can visit the 'bear pit': I'm not very happy to see the bears being in this place... poor bears... but it's an old tradition... Access: down the old town...

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