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