Recreation & Enjoyment

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.


City Tours

  • 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.


  • An overview of events in and around Bern can be found in the event calendar of Bern Welcome (the German version is more comprehensive).

  • Ron Orp is a source of information for concerts, events and other activities (in German only). There is a newsletter which informs daily (German only).

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).

Movie Theaters


  • 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.
  • Architecture
    Renzo Piano
  • Architecture
    Zentrum Paul Klee
    Renzo Piano
  • Fact

    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

Culinary Highlights


Selected Luxury Hotels in Downtown Bern

Selected Hotels in the Bern Region


Wellness in Bern

Wellness in the Regions

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