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The Clock Tower (Zytglogge) was Bern's first western city gate (1191 - 1256) and is now one of Bern's most important sights.
A visit to the BearPark is a special experience for children as well as adults.
The Parliament Building is the seat of the Swiss government and the parliament.
The Cathedral (Münster) is Bern's most impressive example of Late Gothic architecture. The basilica with its three naves rises above Bern's Old Town.
The Rose Garden is a mecca for flower lovers and a great place to unwind. It features a restaurant in a prime location and a wonderful view of Bern!
Albert Einstein lived in Bern from 1903 to 1905 and developed his Theory of Relativity here. The Einstein House gives visitors a chance to see where the great physicist completely revolutionized our understanding of space and time.
Built in 2005 by leading Italian architect Renzo Piano, the cultural institution displays the world's most important collection of works by artist Paul Klee.
Bern's local mountain offers activities for the whole family, a pleasant setting for seminars and meetings, and culinary highlights for gourmets.
The restaurant Schwellenmätteli is located on the bank of the Aare river, yet right in the middle of town.
The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of Switzerland's most important cultural and historical museums and holds a general historical collection containing approximately 500,000 objects.
The Granary (Kornhaus) is regarded as one of Bern's chief examples of High Baroque architecture. As it was no longer serving its original purpose, it was turned into a festival venue in 1893.
As its name suggests, this gate tower was constructed as a prison. It is Bern's second tower and was the second city gate.
Thanks to its well-preserved medieval townscape, the Old Town of Bern was entered onto UNESCO’s listing of World Heritage Sites in 1983.
Today Bern is characterized by its numerous fountains that lend a certain sparkle to the city's image. They call to mind the heroes and past historical events of Bern.
The Botanic Gardens are located right in the heart of the city. They cover a 5-acre area featuring around 6,000 plant species growing outdoors and in seven greenhouses.