We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The social heart of the city, this public square is named for the bear, the animal that serves as Bern's symbol.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“light show” (10 reviews)
“national bank” (4 reviews)
“night light” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Bern, Switzerland
CONTACT
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Bern
Write a ReviewReviews (341)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"light show"
in 10 reviews
"national bank"
in 4 reviews
"night light"
in 3 reviews
"federal building"
in 7 reviews
"swiss cheese"
in 2 reviews
"family friendly place"
in 2 reviews
"large square"
in 2 reviews
"kids play"
in 2 reviews
"impressive building"
in 4 reviews
"farmers market"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"water fountain"
in 3 reviews
"old town"
in 9 reviews
"visiting bern"
in 2 reviews
"the river"
in 4 reviews
"parliament"
in 11 reviews
"government"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bern is not a big City but it does have many great secrets, from the facade the Bundeshaus just looks like another beautiful building but take a few extra steps down beside the parliament building and you will find a beautiful promenade with tables and...More

Thank markthomas61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swiss people often surprise me with their tolerance: In front of their government building they have the Bundesplatz which is quite busy with ANY kind of activity especially during summer. So while you are there, there is also quite a view from the Bundesplatz...More

Thank Werner S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The heart of Bern, the social centre... This place is named after bear,animal which represents Bern city. Watch for light show at 7 pm

Thank Umang A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed June 3, 2018

A superb place in summer for the little kids and you'll see Asian tourists in skimpy briefs cavorting amongst the jets of water coming out of the ground - gush, gush, gush, giggles of glee. However, it's pretty boring after that. Often get an event...More

Thank Spekka
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Ok, it's the biggest square in the heart of Bern. So you when you are there, you get the feeling of space and you are able to look at the federal Buildings' facade from a distance. This was the main reason, why at the very...More

Thank Hans P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is one of Bern's main attraction, it means Federal Square in English. This central plaza is lively and busy specially in summer where you can see kids and kids at heart playing at the water fountain guns around. There are plenty of cafes and...More

Thank loshens
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 1, 2018

The Bundesplatz is the beating heart of Bern and of Switzerland, and the adjacent Baerenplatz has a very nice open air market - the buildings surrounding the Bundesplatz are serious, especially the Swiss National ank building (currently under restauration - no worries, the Swiss franc...More

Thank robert_bos53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 6, 2018

I am always passing by BundesPlatz. The open pieces in the building of the F-Parlement, gives you a good overview of the city of Bern and feels like you are looking to an very nice painting. Would definitely recommend

1  Thank Sohail B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Again the fountains. Well of course the building is incredible beautiful but just go for the fountains and cool down in the summer heat. And most likely you find others to share in the funn o f the fountain jets.

Thank babasbeauty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 29, 2017

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.

2  Thank mittle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 hotels in Bern
Hotel Baren am Bundesplatz
330 reviews
.02 miles away
The Bristol
35 reviews
.05 miles away
Kreuz Bern Modern City Hotel
52 reviews
.10 miles away
Metropole Easy City Hotel
282 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Entrecote Cafe Federal
378 reviews
.01 miles away
Pizzeria Ristorante Molino, Bern Thurm
210 reviews
.06 miles away
Migros Marktgasse
132 reviews
.06 miles away
Le Mazot
498 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Federal Building (Bundeshaus)
664 reviews
.07 miles away
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
1,375 reviews
.18 miles away
Prison Tower (Kafigturm)
179 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bundesplatz staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor