The International Bern Welcome Desk also focuses on family matters to ensure that the needs of your loved ones are not neglected. We provide information on childcare, schools and sports clubs, just to name a few.
Recreation & EnjoymentBern 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.Recreation & EnjoymentMore
Family & EducationDaycare center or all-day school – what is the difference? Where can you find childcare in a foreign language? What are the advantages and disadvantages of private or public, local or international schools? Contact us for ore more information on childcare and education systems.Family & EducationMore
Sports & OutdoorThe city of Bern is ideal for sports enthusiasts. There is a wide variety of activities ranging from indoor tennis courts to modern fitness centers and free outdoor swimming pools. If you cannot find enough information in your language, we will be happy to assist you further.Sports & OutdoorMore
Employment & TaxesDo you want to run your own business, are you looking for a job or do you want to volunteer? Do you have questions about work permits or taxes? Here is an overview.Employment & TaxesMore
In 2019, Bern was awarded the “Energy City Gold” label for its commitment to sustainability and received the best score ever given in Switzerland (87.2 of 100 points). Internationally, the city of Bern also leads the list of over 400 cities as the best-rated city. Find out more about Bern’s efforts in the area of sustainability and how you can get involved in some sustainable projects yourself.