Bad Weather – Good Mood
Top 13: Our Favourite Cafés in Bern’s Old CityBe it under the arcades, out in the alleys or tucked away in a vaulted cellar – if you’re looking for a good place to enjoy a cup of coffee, you’ll be spoilt for choice.Top 13: Our Favourite Cafés in Bern’s Old CityMore
The 13 Best Spots for a Beer in BernWant to enjoy a beer that’s really outside of the box? From Au Trappiste to Zoobar, these are the 13 best bars in Bern for everyone who loves a good craft beer.The 13 Best Spots for a Beer in BernMore
Zytglogge (Clock Tower) Tour
Take a look inside the century-old clock mechanism, learn the history behind this Bernese landmark, and enjoy the view over the rooftops of Bern’s Old City – this tour is perfect for fans of technical masterpieces, history freaks, and panorama lovers alike. What do the clock’s different figurines stand for? How does the intricate clock mechanism work? What stories hide behind the thick walls of the famous attraction? And what can you see when you peek out of the tower windows? The answers to these and many other questions can be found on the Zytglogge Tour.
We all do it every day. And we do it longer and longer. We age. This multimedia exhibition takes visitors on the path of life in this era of longevity. What do we gain from growing (and being) old, and how much time do we have left? 100 people between the ages of 10 and 100 talk about their experiences, hopes and fears when it comes to old age. At the end of the exhibition, four 100-year-olds look back on their lives and tell us what remains before they go.
Eternal life? (German only)
Bern’s MuseumsLooking for a museum to visit in Bern? You’re spoiled for choice! From internationally renowned special exhibitions to private collections to interactive events – here’s an overview.Bern’s MuseumsMore
50 Years of Women’s SuffrageIn 1971, Swiss women gained the right to vote. The program for the anniversary year is just as creative and diverse as the women’s involvement and commitment at the time. Here are the planned activities50 Years of Women’s SuffrageMore
Bern’s famous arcades
How about going out and perusing Bern’s many quaint shops? Leave your umbrella at home and head outside! With its six kilometres of charming arcades, known as the “Lauben” to the locals, the Swiss capital boasts one of the longest covered shopping streets in all of Europe. This allows you to stroll from Bern’s main station all the way to the Nydegg Bridge and still be protected from the weather almost all the way. It also means there are much better chances of having a good hair day – not necessarily due to any product or styling, but rather thanks to the clever medieval architects (thank you very much for that!). The arcades are also a godsend in hot summer weather, providing much-needed shade and pleasant cool temperatures. Pretty convenient, don’t you think?
Shopping in Bern’s Old City
Family-friendly adventures for rainy days
It’s raining cats and dogs or it’s too cold and windy to jump into the Aare river? No problem at all, there are plenty of fun indoor activities for kids in and around Bern! Turn your day off into an adventure, no matter the weather. How about a trip to the trampoline hall, the Botanical Garden or the Bimano indoor playground? Practise your somersaults, discover all kinds of different plants, and play with toys made of wood that bring out the creativity in children and adults alike – let’s go have some fun!
Conscious cuisine: 10 restaurants that serve local sustainabilityIf you want to know exactly where the meat or carrots on your plate come from, you’re in the right place. Here are our favourite restaurants in Bern where sustainability is more than just a trendy phrase, it’s actually lived out.Conscious cuisine: 10 restaurants that serve local sustainabilityMore
Best Cheap Eats: 18 Restaurants in Bern for Foodies on a BudgetFrugal feasting? We’ve got it covered! Whether it’s a charming restaurant or a take-away enjoyed in the fresh air, our 20 Bern tips for budget foodies prove that good taste doesn’t have to be expensive!Best Cheap Eats: 18 Restaurants in Bern for Foodies on a BudgetMore