An excellent public transport system is waiting to conveniently carry you around the city’s highlights, though the city centre is easy to explore by foot. Hop on a tram, bus, trolley, or train for further distances or when your feet just say no!
Pick up a walking map and tick off the city’s many fabulous public art displays. As well as seeing the impressive paintings you will also wander through parts of the city that you may not otherwise have visited. There are many museums along the way to capture your interest, and some key attractions include one of legendary Albert Einstein’s former homes, the Federal Palace of Switzerland, the riverside zoo, and the 13th century Clock Tower. The city boasts sophisticated shopping and a vibrant bar scene – and there are organised pub crawls each month.
Bern is filled with delightful parks and outdoor spaces, perfect for taking it easy. See the bears in the appropriately named Bear Park, admire the gorgeous views from Gurten or Rosengarten, and, on sunny days, you can even take a dip in the safe and clean River Aare. Great day trips include the famous natural playground of Interlaken, and the numerous picturesque towns and villages in the dramatic Bernese Highlands.
Bern plays host to several exciting festivals throughout the year, including those dedicated to art, jazz, and other types of music. Check out our cheap flights to Bern and our great range of Bern hotels and start planning your Swiss holiday today!
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