Bundesplatz
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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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Rajesh_in
Mumbai, India1,285 contributions
Jun 2022
The Bundesplatz is the Government Plaza in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. It is situated in the Old City of Bern. It is in front of the Swiss Parliament Building. It is a nice place to walk about and see fountains, Swiss central bank and many other important buildings. The place is nice to look at , walk about .

Nice place to visit when you are at Bern
Written July 5, 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY2,978 contributions
Dec 2019
I walked around here during my visit to Bern in December 2019. You can get a lot of nice photos here. During the evening there was an ice skating rink and it was fairly active. I would include Bundesplatz on any walk you take around Bern.
Written February 17, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia16,140 contributions
Mar 2022
Bundesplatz is the biggest square in Bern and is home to two important national institutions - Swiss Parliament, the Curia Cnfederation Helveticae and the Central Swiss bank edifice next door.
Between them is a nice plaza with fountains and public chairs. Looks great both, day and night.
Written April 9, 2022
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Michaela K
2,171 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
When visiting Bern we also visited the Bundesplatz with the parliament, it's a stunning building and the views from behind are lovely
Written November 1, 2021
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Swissshamoo
Bern, Switzerland187 contributions
May 2020
For those who vote and love this country. There is a great example of democracy inside these walls everyday. And from time to time you are welcome to join their debates.
Written December 2, 2020
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,143 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Yesterday we visited Bern and clearly stopped in the square in front of our parliament.
There was a nice fresh market in front of it selling a lot of interesting veggies, pastries and cheeses, but the square itself is surprisingly unadorned, lacks charme and compared to other European capitals it was quite a disappointment.
I always wonder why our capital is not Zurich, since Bern is rather small and not particularly interesting...
Written November 3, 2019
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VittorioDeFalco16589
Naples, Italy163 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
I was passing by this square several times in Bern. It is very beautiful in all seasons. For example in winter time they install an ice skating field, where you can rent the ice skating shoes or you can also bring your own and you pay only the entrance ticket. There is no limit of time. There are more family and kids because it is mainly for them and the place is not so huge. During the summer time, there is some holes on the ground, where the water comes from and can be used as a fountain. You can find many kids playing and enjoying the time. From middle of October until the end of November there is the famous light show on the Bundeshouse (Parliament house). It is really amazing because every year they have a new theme to develop and you can watch it for free in the square. The quality of the projection is perfect and the sound perfect. There are n words to describe that, I recommend you to visit if you are in the right period, otherwise I warmly recommend you to watch the videos of the previous years on Youtube or on the official webpage. Enjoy the beauty of Bern!
Written July 24, 2018
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Ahmed AL-HABBAA
Qaha, Egypt583 contributions
Nov 2017 • Business
One of the largest squares in Bern, when there is a lot of bars, shops and restaurants. At day time you can enjoy the sun and at night you can enjoy the night light show at 19:00 and at 20:30 every day.
Written November 30, 2017
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Thomas H
Bern, Switzerland14 contributions
Mar 2016
It's simply the parliament of Switzerland.
So if you are in Bern its part of your city walk and a nice place to visit.
In summer in front there are fountains for kids to play and very often there is an open marked with vegetables or cheeses from Switzerland
Written April 23, 2016
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MikeEastbourne
Eastbourne54 contributions
May 2012 • Solo
A busy area with market (food and other stalls) surrounded by typically attractive buildings.
Well located on tram and bus lines.
Written May 11, 2012
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