Bern's 6 km of arcades (Lauben for the locals) are one of the longest shopping miles in Europe. Fashionable boutiques, exclusive jewelers, antique dealers and traditional markets. Everything is within easy reach, on foot and also under the cover of the arcades.
And for those who like a more compact shopping experience, Bern's most modern shopping mall, Westside, is only eight minutes by train. The impressive building, designed by architect Daniel Liebeskind, houses 55 shops, a hotel, 11 modern cinemas and the Bernaqua water park, all under one roof.