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    Symbolised by name-sake bears and situated on the River Aare surrounded by exceptionally beautiful scenery, this Gateway to the Alps, Switzerland’s centrally located capital, Bern, is picture postcard pretty. Enjoying UNESCO World Heritage status, it’s a casual and relaxed city where Einstein lived between 1903-1905.

    Bern’s River Aare provides a beating heart for the city where surfing, paddle boarding and rafting are popular with visitors, and office workers take quick lunchtime dips in the summer. The imposing Parliament building on Bundesplatz features a fantastic 26-fountain water display whilst the medieval Old Town is characterised by stately sandstone buildings and narrow cobbled streets, plus there’s the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) and an impressive 6km of vaulted stone arcades with boutiques and artisan outlets. Served by funicular, Gurten Mountain at 860m, boasts great city views from its observation tower.

    Our hotel guests are provided with a Bern Ticket for free travel on public transport in selected zones although the city is easy to get around on foot or by bicycle as well as by bus and tram.

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Symbolised by name-sake bears and situated on the River Aare surrounded by exceptionally beautiful scenery, this Gateway to the Alps, Switzerland’s centrally located capital, Bern, is picture postcard pretty. Enjoying UNESCO World Heritage status, it’s a casual and relaxed city where Einstein lived between 1903-1905.

Bern’s River Aare provides a beating heart for the city where surfing, paddle boarding and rafting are popular with visitors, and office workers take quick lunchtime dips in the summer. The imposing Parliament building on Bundesplatz features a fantastic 26-fountain water display whilst the medieval Old Town is characterised by stately sandstone buildings and narrow cobbled streets, plus there’s the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) and an impressive 6km of vaulted stone arcades with boutiques and artisan outlets. Served by funicular, Gurten Mountain at 860m, boasts great city views from its observation tower.

Our hotel guests are provided with a Bern Ticket for free travel on public transport in selected zones although the city is easy to get around on foot or by bicycle as well as by bus and tram.

Local Information

Language:
German
Currency:
Swiss Franc
Local time:
GMT + 1 hour
Local airport:
Zurich airport
Flight time:
2 hours 15 minutes

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Featured hotels

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & The Spa

5 Star

In a premier location close to the main station and Bern’s famous covered shopping arcades, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & The Spa has been welcoming guests for over 150 years and continues to delight the discerning traveller with its excellent service.

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Bellevue Palace Bern

5 Star

Located in the heart of historic Bern, the grand Bellevue Palace dates back over 150 years and as the official hotel of the Swiss government hosts many distinguished guests.

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Featured hotels

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & The Spa

5 Star

In a premier location close to the main station and Bern’s famous covered shopping arcades, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & The Spa has been welcoming guests for over 150 years and continues to delight the discerning traveller with its excellent service.

Bellevue Palace Bern

5 Star

Located in the heart of historic Bern, the grand Bellevue Palace dates back over 150 years and as the official hotel of the Swiss government hosts many distinguished guests.

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Local Information

Language:
German
Currency:
Swiss Franc
Local time:
GMT + 1 hour
Local airport:
Zurich airport
Flight time:
2 hours 15 minutes

Weather

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10

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