The Best Free Activities in Bern

Good things don’t have to be expensive! Whether you feel like trying on theatre costumes at a public rehearsal, discovering plants from all over the world or watching the ibexes at Bern Animal Park, Dählhölzli: Bern has all kinds of fun things to offer for explorers on a budget.

  • Tipp

    People staying at an accommodation in the city of Bern receive a Bern-Ticket and can use public transport for free in zones 100 and 101 of the LIBERO public transport association for the entire duration of their stay. The Gurten and Marzili funiculars and the elevator up to Minster terrace are included.

  • Fact

    Attention, fans of the “Hausberg” (local mountain): The Gurten cable car will be renovated from Janu-ary to May 2024, and a bus will run up the Gurten as an alternative. For this reason, there will be no skiing, tobogganing or bike shuttle during this period. The toboggan run will even close a little earlier: on 31 October you can toboggan around the bend while enjoying a stunning view of Bern for the last time until the end of the renovation period.

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