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“Beautiful capital building!”

Federal Building (Bundeshaus)
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Bern Day Trip from Zurich
Ranked #5 of 94 things to do in Bern
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Owner description: The home of the Swiss national government, this building's political significance stands out in an otherwise quiet city.
Reviewed June 16, 2014

In the heart of Federal Place stands the Bundeshaus, or the Federal Building. Home of the Swiss Parliament since 1902, this beautiful building is home to the government of Switzerland. The porch on the south facing side has the most stunning views of the Alps on beautiful sunny days while the front of the building has beautiful sculptures depicting the origins of the Swiss Confederation.

The latin phrase "Confoederatio Helvetica" is also inscribed on the front of the building indicating the Confederation of Helvetian states and is also the origin of the CH as seen on license plates and internet sites. There are tours of the Bundeshaus available and they are free; however, please do your research as on any given weekend the tours are given in Italian, German, or English but not all on the same day.

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Swiss House of Parliaments is a representative building dominating the Square. Constructed by the end of 19th century. Free guided tour when the Parliament is not in session. During session only access to the spectators ranks. Free

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you really want to find out about Swiitzerland, how it works, what the people think and what the politicians think take this tour. It is quite intense, and the first part of the tour on the architecture is quite lengthy, but stick it out and you will see some tremendous rooms and art and hear some great swiss stories.

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

this building the bundeshaus have 3 domes on then top lke a gotic style.
the buildin had statues on the front vall. and it WHAs a big Space in front of the building.
on the other side you can view the alps and it WHAs a tablet whit map of the alps.
fantastic view.

Thank Johny H
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

An interesting building with a fountain in front of it. On saturdays, there is a market at the place. At late evening the place looks good due to a nice lighting.

Thank SoumyaKDatta
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