1848 – Bern Becomes the Federal Capital

The city of Bern has been the federal capital since 1848. This tour is dedicated to the federal capital.

What would have become of the city of Bern if the Swiss Parliament hadn’t chosen it as the capital city on 28 November 1848? What did Bern have to do to receive this status? Where do the national and cantonal parliaments convene today?

You can find out the answers to these and other questions about the city’s more than 160 years of history as the federal capital on this tour.

  • Tours for Groups
    Tour available Year-round
    Duration 90 minutes
    Price CHF 250.00 per group
    Languages German, English, French
    Note Max. 20 persons per group

    Sales and assistance at +41 31 328 12 12 or citytours@bern.com.

  • City Tours Bern

    Bahnhofplatz 10a
    3011 Bern

    T +41 31 328 12 12
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