Things to Do in Bern

Things to Do in Bern, Switzerland - Bern Attractions

Things to Do in Bern


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What travelers are saying

  • Gavin M
    Chester, UK54 contributions
    Bern Old City is a beatiful place to walk around. You can see the wonderful fountains, the impressive Zytglogge.
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • SAinPA
    Carlisle, PA614 contributions
    We visited the gardens as part of our tour of Bern with our group.
    It is a beautiful garden that sits on top of the hill high over the city. You get excellent photo opportunities of the city and the beautiful gardens and water features. And there is a park bench with an Einstein statue that gives you the opportunity to be photographed with the genius.
    Wish that we had a bit longer to walk the gardens, but we very much enjoyed the time that we had.
    Written July 15, 2022
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  • AsHammer
    Indianapolis, IN182 contributions
    Stunning stonework to admire outside the entrance to the church. We didn’t go inside or up for the views, but did spend quite a bit of time simply looking at all the sculptures and story-telling that went into the building. Amazing to reflect upon (even if you’re not religious).
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • SlyC830
    Fenton, MO248 contributions
    Not much to do but marvel at its beauty. Intricately designed. Easy to walk by - allot no more than 5-10 min as there's not much more to see.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • myohmay
    Leipzig, Germany7 contributions
    ...but only go, if you actually CAN swim. It sometimes has a strong current but offers lots of places to enter and exit.
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • permia
    Ireland38,057 contributions
    A favoured resident in the city, Albert Einstein, is seated on a bench in front of this delightful building that was built in 1894.

    What was originally meant to be a 2005 temporary exhibition, celebrating Albert's miracle year of 1905, in Bern, has become permanent. Black and white photographs are atmospheric. They show him with scientific colleagues, in the Patent Office where he worked and with his family.

    Whilst one of the greatest minds and thinkers ever contemplated celestial harmonies, apparently his personal life wasn’t the most harmonious during these years.

    An Ethnographical section has exhibits from around the world, including a fine House Altar from Japan.

    Many other displays are engaging, covering local history over a couple of millennia. Another highlight is the treasure of exquisite items of gold and silver.

    The building is also an artistic work. In a castellated style inspired by centuries old castles in the country, it has an impressive colourful mosaic called Age of History above the entrance.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Sbruckie
    Carlsbad, CA115 contributions
    Okay, I have read the reviews about this museum, but I happen to love any museum, and Paul Klee’s work is one of my favorites. They have plenty of it on exhibit in the downstairs exhibition. I am not a big fan of Chaplain, but the way this show is put together reflects some real mastery in curating. The tie between the two great masters is obvious in the exhibit. The Bauhaus exhibit upstairs is rather large, as the movement was global. Just as much thought was put into the multimedia displays as there was with downstairs. Plan on spending hours in this gallery if you want to truly take it all in. Worth the 20 francs.
    Written January 4, 2020
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  • LiGhand
    Zurich, Switzerland49 contributions
    The Bundeshaus in Bern is definitely worth a visit when in Bern. The architecture is worth seeing and the history is interesting. It is advised to be with a guided tour to really know about the history of Switzerland and understand some details in different rooms.
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • ken j
    Manalapan, NJ814 contributions