Old Town of Bern - Bern Tourism
The capital of Switzerland has many charms. Bern's quaint Old Town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is framed by the Aare river and offers spectacular views of the Alps.
Schwellenmätteli - The Aare river characterizes the city of Bern with its unmistakable charm, providing the perfect setting for riverside walks. The Schwellenmätteli is located on the bank of the Aare, yet right in the middle of town.
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The Parliament Square is the site of official receptions, political rallies, cultural events and numerous sporting events. Bern's much-loved traditional market – the fruit, vegetable and flower market – is held on the square twice a week.
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The BearPark - A visit to the BearPark is a special experience for children as well as adults. Paths run through the park down to the Aare riverside path, giving visitors great insight into the lives of the bears. They can watch the bears play, bathe and climb right in front of their eyes.
Bern Historical Museum and Einstein Museum - Bern Tourism
The historic museum - In its permanent exhibition, the Bernisches Historisches Museum shows highlights from the fields of history, prehistory, early history and ethnography. The objects on display range from the Stone Age to the present, from cultures of all continents.
Clock Tower (Zytglogge) - It was from there that travel times indicated on stone markers along the cantonal roads were measured. Standard units of length – formerly cubit and fathom, today meter and double meter – are displayed for the public in the arch of the gate.