Best Places To Visit In Bern, The Capital Of Switzerland

best places to visit in bern switzerland

Have you ever wondered whether Bern is worth visiting? The answer is absolutely yes. Bern is not only Switzerland’s capital but one of the nicest cities of Switzerland. Bern is a dashing mix of green parks and gardens, medieval architecture, and stunning viewpoints. Bern is easy to reach with a great transportation system and what is best – you can see all the attractions in just one day! Read more about how to spend a day in Bern – the Swiss Capital!

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How to reach Bern?

Even though Bern has its own airport, it is not well connected by air. The best option to reach Bern is to fly to Zürich and take a train to Bern.

The train ride from Zürich – Bern takes about an hour. The cheapest return tickets start at around 30eur.

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Where to stay in Bern?

For everyone wishing to enjoy the beauties of Bern overnight, here are’s top picks for stays in Bern:


Stay KooooK Bern City

  • Flexibility if you want to reschedule your stay
  • Guests of the hotel are offered free public transport


Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke

  • Free cancelation on all bookings
  • No prepayment needed


VISIT BERN - Attractions to see in Bern

Bear Pit – Perhaps the most famous of all attractions is the Bear Pit, as bears are a symbol of the city. A hilly green park by the river in the heart of the city, home to many brown bears.

The Botanical Garden of the University of Bern – Lush green garden located down by the river with a free entrance. Definitely worth a visit if you are a fan of green and nature. The gardens are open daily between 8 am to 9 pm.

Bern Old Town – The old city center of Bern is protected under UNESCO World Heritage. 

Bern old town (left), Bear Pit (right)

Zytglogge – A famous clocktower, reconstructed back in 1405 with moving figures and an astronomical clock. For the best photos of the Zytglogge walk down the other side of the street. Mind only that the street with Zytglogge is not closed to traffic.

zytglogge bern - visit bern switzerland


Rosengarten (Bern Rose Garden) – A beautiful rose garden on top of a hill with several viewpoints on the city of Bern. Personally one of my favourite points of the city. The garden also features a restaurant with prime views of Bern’d Old Town and the Münster.

rosengarten bern - visit bern switzerland
rosengarten bern - visit bern switzerland


Cathedral of Bern (Bern Münster) – A spectacular gothic cathedral, at the same time known as the highest cathedral in Switzerland.

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Cathedral of Bern – Bern Münster

Bern Historical Museum/Einstein Museum – Switzerland’s second-largest museum, dedicated to the history and development of Bern. The Einstein Museum, however, is completely dedicated to the life and work of Albert Einstein, who developed the relativity theory while living in Bern. *tickets

Einstein House – A museum and former residence of Albert Einstein. Separate entrance to the Einstein Museum.

einstein museum bern - visit bern switzerland

Einstein Museum Bern


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