A recommendation from Bernese local Tatjana: The Natural History Museum Bern is showing the special exhibition “Queer – Diversity is in our nature”. Everyone should take the time to go and see it - “many people will find it eye-opening!” In nature, we don’t only have male and female, but a large spectrum of genders and sexual orientations. This well-done exhibition informs and fosters understanding. What an excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Our 15 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.Our 15 Favourite Cafés in Bern’s Old CityMore
The 13 most beautiful vaulted cellars in BernVaulted cellars are a characteristic feature of Bern’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. Countless charming cafés, restaurants and boutiques now occupy these spaces where goods were once stored. We will reveal which places are really worth descending the steps and exploring.The 13 most beautiful vaulted cellars 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.
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
BrunchCoffee or tea? Bread or "Gipfeli" (croissant)? Scrambled or fried eggs? Breakfast habits are as different as people themselves. In Bern there is a wide range of brunch options.BrunchMore
Conscious cuisine: 11 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: 11 restaurants that serve local sustainabilityMore
15 Budget-Friendly Restaurants in BernWe’re all for affordable culinary treats and treasures. Be it dinner at a charming restaurant or a takeout meal al fresco – our recommendations for foodies on a budget prove that good taste doesn’t have to be expensive!15 Budget-Friendly Restaurants in BernMore
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!
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
Museum Franz GertschIn its completeness, the collection provides a constellation that is probably unique for artists of distinction. It nearly comprises the entire works of Franz Gertsch from 1987 to 2004.Trips & Recreation, Art & CultureMuseum Franz GertschMore
Kunsthaus Langenthal (art house)The Kunsthaus Langenthal exhibits contemporary art and is housed in the listed "Choufhüsi" (department store) on Marktgasse.Art & CultureKunsthaus Langenthal (art house)More