Old City of Bern

Old City of Bern

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
The capital of Switzerland has many charms. Its quaint old town is framed by the Aare Riverand offers spectacular views of the Alps.

With its 6 km of limestone buildings andmedieval...more

Zibelemärit in Bern (BE)

Zibelemärit in Bern (BE)

On the fourth Monday in November, the upper part of the old city of Bern between the railway station and the Bundesplatz, the square facing the Parliament buildings, is transformed into a giant marketplace. more

Swimming Pool Marzili

Swimming Pool...

Bern's most frequented swimming pool is the "Marzili". As in all other...more

Café-Bar Turnhalle

Café-Bar Turnhalle

Cozy bar - individually and originally designed in a gym. With its quiet...more

Old City of Bern

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
The capital of Switzerland has many charms. Its quaint old town is framed by the Aare Riverand offers spectacular views of the Alps.

With its 6 km of limestone buildings andmedieval arcades,its Renaissance fountainswith colorful figures,and its beautiful cathedralsurrounded by picturesque rooftops,Bern,founded in 1191, is truly a gem of medievalarchitecture in Europe.

Ten places are on the roster of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Convince yourself of the uniqueness of these places by visiting them.

Thanks to its well-preserved medieval townscape, the Old Town of Bern was entered onto UNESCO’s listing of World Heritage Sites in 1983.

Zibelemärit in Bern (BE)

On the fourth Monday in November, the upper part of the old city of Bern between the railway station and the Bundesplatz, the square facing the Parliament buildings, is transformed into a giant marketplace.

Fourth Monday in November
On the fourth Monday in November, the upper part of the old city of Bern between the railway station and the Bundesplatz, the square facing the Parliament buildings, is transformed into a giant marketplace. At hundreds of stalls, farmers from roundabout, especially from the lake region of the canton of Fribourg, sell their plaited strings of onions (over 100 tons worth), along with other winter vegetables, drupes, and nuts.

Swimming Pool Marzili

Bern's most frequented swimming pool is the "Marzili". As in all other municipal pools of Bern, no entrance fee is charged for swimming.

Bern's most frequented swimming pool is the "Marzili". As in all other municipal pools of Bern, no entrance fee is charged for swimming. In the separate open-air spaces "Paradiesli" and "Männerbad", women and men may sunbathe in the nude.

Café-Bar Turnhalle

Cozy bar - individually and originally designed in a gym. With its quiet and relaxing courtyard, in the center of Bern, the café bar Turnhalle offers a unique green oasis in the middle of hectic, everyday city life.

Cozy bar - individually and originally designed in a gym. With its quiet and relaxing courtyard, in the center of Bern, the café bar Turnhalle offers a unique green oasis in the middle of hectic, everyday city life.