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.
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.
When 1 January–31 March, only on Saturdays
1 April–31 October, daily
1 November–25 December, 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. 19 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. A maximum of 19+1 persons are permitted in the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) due to the fire safety policy and the VKF fire protection regulations.
Combined Ticket Adults CHF 40.00
Seniors/Students CHF 35.00
Children (6–16 years) CHF 20.00
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
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. 19 persons per group*