Things to do in Bern

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Bern

Things to Do in Bern

Check out must-see sights and activities:
Old City, Rosengarten, Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks.

Book these experiences for a close-up look at Bern.


Top Attractions in Bern

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Medieval neighborhood with pedestrian-friendly streets, historic buildings, and local shops. Highlights include the Zytglogge clock tower, riverside walks, and charming arcades.
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Tranquil garden on a hill showcasing panoramic city vistas, a historical fountain, and shaded seating for photography and relaxation. Path to local bear pit included.
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Historic clock tower featuring intricate mechanics and guided tours through steep stairs, revealing captivating city views and a deep dive into horological history.
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Historical museum with a diverse array of exhibits spanning from ancient civilizations to modern Swiss history, highlighted by an in-depth look at Einstein's life and legacy.
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Crystal-clear waters and scenic river floats with natural swimming areas, complemented by picturesque city views. Caution needed for currents and rocks.
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Late Gothic cathedral with ornate stonework and vibrant stained glass. Features an intricate organ, unique staircase, and panoramic views from the bell tower.
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Nature & Wildlife Areas

Bear habitat with naturalistic enclosure and close-up views from a bridge or riverside. Symbol of local heritage, with seasonal woodland retreats for the animals.
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Guided tours through neoclassical government edifice with panoramic views, historical insights, and a backdrop of river and valley. Nearby funicular and cafes enhance the visit.
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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.




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What travellers are saying

  • Priyanka
    Jaipur, India3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oh, it transforms you to a different world. Beautiful. Well maintained. The colourful fountains are mesmerizing. Ancient merges with modernity.
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Allison K
    48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Rosengarten has a beautiful view of Bern. The gardens are a little underwhelming, pretty, but nothing spectacular. There is also a restaurant at the top, which was good, again, nothing amazing. It's a nice place to go on a beautiful day, but not a must see in Bern.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • Mervyn W
    Kesh, UK48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really beautiful clock and figures but be aware, the 'event' on the hour lasts for a total of 15 seconds when the figures revolve.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Tom T
    San Diego, CA59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Albert Einstein Museum within the larger Historical Museum presented a comprehensive overview of Einstein's life. We learned many details about his personal relationships in addition to his scientific achievements. Heartily recommend this museum to history buffs.
    Written July 7, 2024
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  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles