Lust and vice – Bern and the seven deadly sins

On the “Lust and vice” tour, you will discover Bern’s mysterious and seductive side and hear incredi-ble stories and erotic anecdotes from the past – and the present.

Switzerland’s capital is most famous for the Zytglogge (Clock Tower), the impressive Parliament Building and the BearPark with its furry inhabitants. But strange and scary tales hide in its alleys and behind the baroque façades. When digging deep into Bern’s history, you will discover exciting and surprising things that you can not find in any history book.

On this 90-minute tour, visitors will find out what connection the UNESCO World Heritage Site has with the seven deadly sins. Things like greed, envy, lust and gluttony are the inspiration for the tour of the lower Old City, as well as the “Lust and Vice” exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern and the Paul Klee Centre.

The tour guide is the former executioner. He talks about where he was allowed to go (his reputation was not very good) and what he had to do with Bern’s brothel, and knows incredible facts about the death penalty in Bern and medieval jurisdiction. The participants will also find out why he carried a special curling iron and why some people stood on the Monbijou bridge and observed the Marzili pool with binoculars. This interesting tour will surprise and entertain you and make you see the history of Bern and its inhabitants in a different light.

The “Lust and vice in Bern” tour is an unforgettable experience, whether you’re a local, a tourist, a visitor or you’ve just moved to the city.

  • Private Tour
    When Year-round
    Duration 90 minutes
    Cost CHF 300.00 per group
    Languages German, French, English
    Miscellaneous Maximum 20 participants*

    *All participants are required to wear a protective face mask during city tours with more than 16 people. We would kindly ask all participants to bring their own protective face mask with them. 

    Reservations: directly online, by phone at +41 31 328 12 12 or by e-mail

  • City Tours Bern

    Bahnhofplatz 10a
    3011 Bern

    T +41 31 328 12 12


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