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10 Best Things to Do in Bern, Switzerland

Aishwarya Karwa Sep 9, 2019
Tucked into the magnificent Alps, Bern is a picturesque town with several UNESCO listed sites. Visitors can take guided tours of the stupefying theatres and museums located here. Know more about the must-do things in Bern.

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Take a tour of the remarkable Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament Building). The renowned political landmark is built in Renaissance-style.

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Visit Bern's most famous - Bern Cathedral or Cathedral of St. Vincent. The Cathedral is known to be Switzerland's largest church built in late-Gothic style.

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Witness the automation in the earlier times, take a guided tour of the interesting Bern’s Clock Tower (Zytglogge) that has an astronomical clock.

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Explore Bern's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has preserved its medieval spirit. Take in the stunning views of towering cliffs engulfing the city.

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One of the many things that make Bern a popular tourist attraction, are its numerous quirky fountains. Go see Zahringerbrunnen, a historic fountain in the Old Town of Bern.

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Shop for Swiss souvenirs at the upscale boutique and shops on Kramgasse, a bustling shopping street in the old city of Bern.

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Stop by Rose Garden (Rosengarten), a gorgeous lush green park which offers unparalleled views of the city. You can even plan a picnic at the park's picnic areas.

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Bern is home to some of the top-notch skiing resorts. Enjoy a thrilling bout of Skiing in the snow-clad Bernese Alps (Canton of Bern).
Visit the amazing Bern Bear Park (BärenPark) to watch the bears play and relax in the bear bath located in the Aare River. Bear is the emblem of Bern, to get a sneak peek of the park's history, visitors can take the guided tours of the park.
Travel by the funicular and get to the magnificent: The Gurten, a mountain at the south of Bern. Be bewildered with the stunning summit views of Bern from Gurten's viewing tower.