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? We can give you useful information on childcare options and education systems and many more things worth knowing.Family & EducationMore
Sports & OutdoorWhether it’s hiking in the Emmental valley, cycling in Oberaargau, or cross-country skiing in Gantrisch, you can leave the city and reach pristine nature very quickly. Bern and its regions offer countless options for sport and outdoor fans.Sports & OutdoorMore
Employment & TaxesWould you like to run your own business or are you looking for employment? Do you have questions about taxes and other duties in Switzerland? 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.