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Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Bern
Owner description: An exciting game for groups of 3-12 persons:You get one hour to escape from mysterious rooms searching for hidden doors,... more » Owner description: An exciting game for groups of 3-12 persons:You get one hour to escape from mysterious rooms searching for hidden doors, solving puzzles, finding hints and keys and using strange objects.Only 30% of the teams have escaped so far. Will you? (The adventure is very thrilling, but not dangerous at all, contains no horror elements and is suitable for ages 11-77) Attention: Please book online one day in advance. Thank you! :) « less
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Bern
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Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Parks; Observation Decks/ Towers
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Ranked #5 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #6 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important Museums of cultural history in Switzerland. The collections... more » Owner description: The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important Museums of cultural history in Switzerland. The collections of archaeology, history and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world. The hydria from Grächwil, the Burgundian tapestries, the diptych from Königsfelden and a series of ethnographical objects as well as coins and medals are all internationally renowned. Besides these, other highlights of the permanent exhibitions include the spectacular Bernese sculptures, two Bernese mayoral thrones and much more. The integrated Einstein Museum offers an account of the life and work of the physicist and places it in a fascinating manner in the context of world history. Temporary exhibitions are regularly staged in the generously proportioned exhibition hall. « less
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Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Lookouts
Owner description: Located in the center of the Old Town, this 15th-century cathedral sports a towering 328-foot-tall spire that dominates the... more » Owner description: Located in the center of the Old Town, this 15th-century cathedral sports a towering 328-foot-tall spire that dominates the city skyline. « less
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Bern
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Flea/ Street Markets

The home of the Swiss national government, this building's political significance stands out in an otherwise quiet city. The Federal Palace contains the two chambers of the Swiss... more »

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Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #10 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

This clock tower served as Bern's west gate from 1191-1250.  The tower was once used to imprison prostitutes; the astronomical clock was added in 1527-30 and has been giving a... more »

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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Architectural Buildings; Malls; Historic Sites
A modern downtown building that serves as one of Switzerland's more important railroad hubs.
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Ranked #12 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Monuments/ Statues

 Brown bears have been associated with Bern since the Middle Ages and had been kept in a bear pit since the sixteenth century.  However there were strong feelings that this was... more »

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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #14 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Art Museums; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #15 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
The social heart of the city, this public square is named for the bear, the animal that serves as Bern's symbol.
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Ranked #16 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: This large art museum houses the world's largest collection of Paul Klee works and has an extremely impressive selection of... more » Owner description: This large art museum houses the world's largest collection of Paul Klee works and has an extremely impressive selection of 20th-century artists. « less
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Ranked #17 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Museums
Owner description: So near and yet so far: People and their mediaThe exhibition is a playful and interactive journey of discovery outlining how... more » Owner description: So near and yet so far: People and their mediaThe exhibition is a playful and interactive journey of discovery outlining how communication has changed through technological progress. «so near and yet so far» bridges the gap between body language and digital communication.As Time Goes Byte: Computer history and digital cultureNo other invention has changed society more dramatically than the computer. The permanent exhibition «As Time Goes Byte» allows you to walk through 50 years of computer history and invites you to step into the future.Imagery that sticks: The world of stampsThe Museum of Communication boasts one of the world's largest philately collections, a large part of which can be viewed in the permanent exhibition «Imagery that sticks» and searchable on the computer stations. On top of that, there are life-sized Swiss stamp motifs creating striking perspectives. « less
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Ranked #18 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Once the apartment of Albert Einstein, it was here where the great scientist developed the theory of relativity in the first... more » Owner description: Once the apartment of Albert Einstein, it was here where the great scientist developed the theory of relativity in the first decade of the 20th century. « less
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Ranked #19 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #20 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Gardens; Lookouts
Affiliated with the University of Bern, these gardens are home to exotic plants from all over the world.
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Ranked #21 of 34 attractions in Bern
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Ranked #22 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Natural History Museums
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Ranked #23 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Ranked #24 of 34 attractions in Bern
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Ranked #25 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #26 of 34 attractions in Bern
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Ranked #27 of 34 attractions in Bern
Owner description: Der Spielplatz Langmuur ist ein Abenteuerspielplatz im Herzen der Stadt Bern. Er liegt zwischen Altstadt und Aare, einige... more » Owner description: Der Spielplatz Langmuur ist ein Abenteuerspielplatz im Herzen der Stadt Bern. Er liegt zwischen Altstadt und Aare, einige Gehminuten vom Barenpark entfernt. Hier konnen die Kinder Wasser pumpen, sich in einem Segelschiff verstecken, allerhand Fahrbares ausleihen, klettern, schaukeln, rutschen. Schlechtes Wetter - kein Problem: An den Nachmittagen (ausser Montag und Sonntag) bietet die Baracke grosszugigen Platz zum Spielen. « less
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Ranked #28 of 34 attractions in Bern
Ranked #29 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Museums
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Ranked #30 of 34 attractions in Bern
Category: Museums
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