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
    When 1 May–31 October, daily
    1 November–28 February, only on Saturdays
    26 December–31 December, daily
    Start 11:00 a.m.
    Meeting point Tourist Information inside the main station
    Duration 90 minutes
    Cost Adults CHF 25.00
    Seniors/Students CHF 20.00
    Children (6–16 years) CHF 12.00
    Language German, English, French

    Depending on the participants, the tour can be in up to two of the three languages that we offer.
    Miscellaneous Max. 20 persons per group

    There’s a limited number of participants, so we recommend you make a reservation online or via +41 31 328 12 12.

    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/Students CHF 35.00
    Children (6–16 years) CHF 20.00
  • Private Tour
    When year-round
    Duration 2 or 3 hours
    Cost 2 hours
    CHF 300.00 per group

    Option: Seeing the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) from the inside (60 minutes) for an additional fee of CHF 75.00

    3 hours
    CHF 450.00 per group
    including seeing the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) from the inside
    Express fee CHF 50.00 if the order is placed less than 48 hours in advance
    Languages DE / EN / FR / IT / ES / RU / KR / CN / JP / RO / PT
    Miscellaneous Max. 20 persons per group

    There’s a limited number of participants, so we recommend you make a reservation online or via +41 (0)31 328 12 12.

  • City Tours Bern

    Bahnhofplatz 10a
    3011 Bern

    T +41 31 328 12 12



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