Reasons for Bern
The Capital of Switzerland
Since 1848 Bern is the capital of Switzerland and a cultural melting pot.
UNESCO World Heritage
The picturesque Old City of Bern was the first conservation area landmark to be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1983.
Albert Einstein's City
Albert Einstein lived in Bern from 1903 to 1905 and developed his Theory of Relativity here.
A region steeped in tradition
Charming rolling hills, cheese full of holes and a nature park
City of Bears
Since its founding, the city of Bern has had a close relationship to the bear. Legend tells it that the animal gave the city its name and thus became its heraldic animal.
Traditional Bernese hospitality - genuine, sincere and authentic. The Bernese take time for the good and important things in life.
Bern is situated in the heart of Switzerland at the center of Europe. The capital can be easily reached by rail or car or by plane via the Bern-Belp airport.