Albert Einstein, Paul Klee and Friedrich Dürrenmatt all lived in Bern for a while and have walked beneath the arcades and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere on the Minster terrace.
Be it famous guests, locals or tourists from all over the world – Bern’s Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, fascinates everyone with its distinctive limestone buildings, charming alleys and impressive monuments. The guided tour takes participants to all the places that visitors from near and far love and gives them an interesting insight into Bern’s history.
Don’t forget to bring your own bottle to fill! Because there’s nothing better than sipping fresh fountain water while on the tour.
The 90-minute walk takes guests through the lower part of the Old City, on cobbled streets, past hidden nooks and onto historical city squares. You will hear facts and anecdotes, funny and serious stories, information about the past and the present. From the Bernese Minster in the late Gothic style, the Parliament Building and the Kornhaus (Granary) with the “Chindlifresserbrunnen” (Ogre Fountain) to Käfigturm (Prison Tower) and Bern’s oldest city gate – there’s so much to discover. You’ll learn about Bern’s background and what defined and defines the medieval city.
This tour is entertaining, interesting and fun for locals and tourists alike. By the way: the programme can be personalized if you have special requests.
Dates 1 January–31 March, only on Saturdays
1 April–31 October, only on
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Additional tours: on Monday, 5 April 2021 and Thursday, 13 May 2021
1 November–25 December, only on Saturdays
26 December–31 December, daily
Meeting point Tourist Information in the main station Starting time 11:00 a.m. Duration 90 minutes Price Adults CHF 25.00
Senior citizens (AHV)/Handicapped (IV)/Students CHF 20.00
Children (6–16 years) CHF 12.00
Languages German, English, French
If there is a demand, the tour will be conducted in a maximum of two of the three languages offered.
Number of participants Maximum 14 persons per group* Reservation We recommend reserving in advance as the number of participants is limited.
* All participants are required to wear a protective face mask. We would kindly ask all participants to bring their own protective face mask with them.
Combined Ticket Adults CHF 40.00
Seniors/DI/Students CHF 35.00
Children (6–16 years) CHF 20.00
Availability Year-round Duration 2–3 hours Price 2 hours
CHF 300.00 per group
Option: Seeing the inside of the Zytglogge (Clock Tower, 60 minutes) for an additional fee of CHF 75.00
CHF 450.00 per group including the inside of the Zytglogge
Prices for schools on request.
Languages DE / EN / FR / IT / ES / RU / KR / CN / JP / RO / PT Number of participants Maximum 14 persons per group*
*All participants are required to wear a protective face mask. We would kindly ask all participants to bring their own protective face mask with them.
Tours that do not include the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) can be booked online.