Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

City Museums – Switzerland's oldest art museum is home to its most significant art collection. It contains outstanding works covering eight centuries, and altogether includes more than 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as about 55,000 drawings,...more

Clock Tower

Clock Tower

Crafts – A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town.more

Old City of Bern

Old City of Bern

Bern Highlights – UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site more

Bern Cathedral

Bern Cathedral

Bern Highlights – This is the city's most impressive...more

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts – Switzerland's oldest art museum is home to its most significant art collection. It contains outstanding works covering eight centuries, and altogether includes more than 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as about 55,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films.

Switzerland's oldest art museum is home to one of the country's most distinguished collections that includes outstanding works spanning eight centuries.

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Clock Tower

Crafts – A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town.

A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town.

Clock Tower
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Old City of Bern

Bern Highlights – 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.

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Bern Cathedral

Bern Highlights – This is the city's most impressive late-Gothic building. The three-aisled basilica towers above the roofs of the Old Town. The building was started in 1421. The vantage point of this masterpiece is located 344 steps above the entrance in the 100-meter-high cathedral spire (highest cathedral tower of Switzerland). One prominent feature is the portal, on which the depiction of the last judgment may be admired.

The Bern Münster Cathedral of St. Vincent is the most impressive late-Gothic building in the city and the largest and most important late medieval church in Switzerland. The three-aisled basilica without a transept towers above the roofs of the old town.

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