UNESCO Stroll through the Old City

The little alleys, baroque buildings and important sights of the medieval city tell an exciting story. Find out about Bern’s history on the classic UNESCO tour of the Old City.

Albert Einstein, Paul Klee und 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.

UNESCO Stroll through the Old City

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.

  • Public Tour
    Dates Saturday, 07 November 2020
    Saturday, 14 November 2020
    Saturday, 21 November 2020
    Saturday, 28 November 2020
    Saturday, 05 December 2020
    Saturday, 12 December 2020
    Saturday, 19 December 2020
    Saturday, 26 December 2020
    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
    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.

    Reservations online or via phone at +41 31 328 12 12, or via e-mail: citytours@bern.com.

    The UNESCO Stroll through the Old City is also available in combination with the Tour of the Zytglogge (Clock Tower).

    Combined Ticket Adults CHF 40.00
    Seniors/DI/Students CHF 35.00
    Children (6–16 years) CHF 20.00
  • Private Tour
    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

    3 hours
    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.

    Tours including the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) can only be booked via phone at +41 31 328 12 12 or via e-mail: citytours@bern.com.

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    Bahnhofplatz 10a
    3011 Bern

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