Bern locals have really perfected the art of living! They love to find a seat and take in the breathtaking mountain panorama in the distance, swim in the Aare river, or stroll leisurely beneath the charming arcades of the Old Town. We can help you discover how and where the people of Bern live life to the fullest in this capital of leisure.
Leisure Tips for Enjoying Bern and Its Surroundings
Why are there bears in Bern? Where did Einstein develop his theory of relativity? In which neighborhoods were the melt-in-your-mouth Lindt balls and the world-famous Toblerone invented? You will find the answers to all these questions and more on our city tours through the capital city. There are also exciting experiences in Bern's regions, such as enjoyable bike tours or visits to show cheese dairies.
- The city tours are as varied as Bern itself. Packed with interesting and worth knowing, funny and amazing, historical and current events, they are instructive, exciting, sometimes spooky - and guaranteed to be entertaining.
Museums and Art
- Bern is considered a stronghold of culture and is home to some of the most important museums and galleries in Switzerland (go to Tourism Page).
- The well-preserved buildings in Bern's old town date from the Middle Ages. For contemporary architecture we recommend a visit to the Zentrum Paul Klee or the leisure and shopping experience centre Westside.
ArchitectureZentrum Paul KleeRenzo Piano
Did you know that there are more than 100 fountains in Bern’s UNESCO-designated Old Town offering drinking water of such high quality that it meets the purity requirements of mineral water? The history of Bern's water supply dates back to the Middle Ages. This Zähringer city already had numerous water supply points for its inhabitants in the 13th century.
Shopping & Markets
Colorful hustle and bustle, regional products and a large portion of cosiness. Bern's weekly markets are as much a part of the city as the Aare and the Federal Parliament. Here you can buy fresh produce from Bern and the surrounding area and celebrate the true Bernese attitude to life.
Weekly Market (go to Tourism Page)
Selection of Gourmet Restaurants in the City of Bern
Selection of Gourmet Restaurants in the Bern Region
Selection of Restaurants with International Cuisine
Selection of Trendy Restaurants in Bern
Selection of Restaurants with Traditional Charm in Bern
Selection for Brunch
Selection for Cocktails in a Lovely Restaurant or Cellar
Selection of Wine Bars
Selection of Beer Pubs
Selected Luxury Hotels in Downtown Bern
Selected Hotels in the Bern Region
Wellness in Bern
Wellness in the Regions
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