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Bern was highly rated for old town by 191 guests from the United States! Bern Travel Guide

A Historic City with Picture-Perfect Landscape

The historical and picturesque capital city of Switzerland, Bern is nestled on the banks of the Aare River and its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lined with 15th-century architecture and bright red rooftops surrounded by crystal blue waters and the natural surroundings of the Alpine Valley, picture-perfect Berne is an ideal destination for a weekend escape, a hiking adventure, ski vacations in ski villages such as Gstaad, and even a romantic or family getaway.

Walk through the charming cobblestone streets of Bern’s magical medieval Old Town, which features significant landmarks such as House of Parliament Bern, the 15th-century Gothic architecture of Münster Cathedral and Bern Clock Tower. There are several shopping promenades, cafés and restaurants.

Other attractions in Bern include the Holligen Castle national heritage site, Tierpark Dählhölzli (Zoo) and the unique Bärengraben. Berne has many museums such as Einsteinhaus and the Paul Klee Museum. For some of the best views of this picturesque city, walk up to the Rosengarten.

Bern Train Station has direct connections to Geneva, Zurich, neighboring Italy and Bern Airport. has various accommodations options in Bern to suit all budget sizes.