Bern - in contrast to most European capitals, is not obviously international in any way and despite playing the host to the nation's politicians, that city retains a relaxed, small town charm. At literally every step of our walk in this very Swiss city, we will be able to talk about all the most important moments in the history of the whole country. The picturesque Old Town can be visited no matter what the weather: even in rainy weather, you will not get wet because the main streets are lined with covered arcades ( 6 km. - 3. 5 miles) in length. Medieval and baroque facades blend harmoniously and the special look of the houses is complemented by amazing fountains and former fortification towers. As you admire all the architectural details, you'll understand why it's on the UNESCO list. To make sure you don't forget you're travelling through the Alpine countryside, in good weather we will be able to enjoy great views of the mountains from special viewing platforms.
Town Hall (Rathaus)
Chuch of St. Peter and Paul
Zytglogge (Clock Tower) and Käfigturm (Prison Tower) -medieval towers
Bern Minster and Münster Plattform (Minster Terrace) -viewing point
Bärengraben (Bear Pit)
Nydeggbrücke (Nydegg bridge) and Untertor bridge
Rose Garten (Rosengarten)
Bundeshaus (Federal Palace) and Bundesplatz (Federation Square)
Einsteinhaus (Einstein House)
11 Renaissance allegorical statues on fountains
Stadttheater Bern (Bern Theatre) and Great Granary (Grosses Kornhaus)
Noble city buildings and residences
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours.
That is a walking tour.
- Guiding Services
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.