Touristic attractions in Bern
Zytglogge: The Clock tower is one of Bern’s most important sights. The ornate astronomical calendar clock was created in 1530 and it was the city’s main clock and therefore had an authoritative function in Bern. The clock's revolving figures begin twirling at four minutes before the hour, after which the actual chimes begin.
For further information please visit: http://www.berninfo.com/en/page.cfm/Bernerleben/Sightseeing/Zeitglockenturm
Berner Münster: The unmistakably Gothic, 15th-century cathedral Münster is worth stepping into. It features imposing, 12m-high, stained-glass windows and an elaborate main portal. Construction started in 1421 and it took until 1893 for the spire to be completed. From Switzerland’s highest church tower visitors can enjoy magnificent views across the city into the depths of the Bernese Mittelland and of the snow capped mountains of the Bernese Oberland. The high point of the 15th-centrury Gothic cathedral Berner Münster is its lofty spire.
For further information please visit: http://www.berninfo.com/en/page.cfm/Bernerleben/Sightseeing/BernerMuenster
Bundeshaus: The House of Parliament is the seat of the Swiss government (Federal Council) and the parliament (National Council and Council of States). The parliament building was completed in 1902. The central domed hall and both chambers feature numerous symbolic renderings of Swiss history. Free 45-minute tours are offered in several languages. 09:00-16:00 Monday to Saturday, plus 17:00, 18:00 & 19:00 Thursday.
For more information please visit: http://www.berninfo.com/en/page.cfm/Bernerleben/Sightseeing/Bundeshaus
Bärengraben: Bears have been kept in Bern since 1513. Until 1857 they were in the city itself, then in the bear pit and since 2009 the city of Bern has had a new landmark: the Bear Park. This 6000m2 park along the banks of the River Aare, with its natural environment on the edge of the old town, houses four bears.
For further information and to book guided tours please visit: http://www.berninfo.com/en/page.cfm/Bernerleben/Sightseeing/BP
Touristic attractions all over Switzerland
Numerous day trips can be booked through the local tourist offices in Bern. The country is so compact that excursions to major national attractions are offered from most towns.
Jungfraujoch: After passing through Kleine Scheidegg, you’ll reach the Jungfraujoch. Europe’s highest railway station at 3,454 m. Enjoy the magnificent Alpine scenery, the ice palace and the views of the Aletsch Glacier, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In clear weather you can see beyond Switzerland’s borders from the Sphinx viewing terrace.
For reservation and further information please visit: http://www.berninfo.com/en/page.cfm/Bernerleben/AusfluegeabBern/Jungfraujoch
Schilthorn – Piz Gloria: Follow in the footsteps of James Bond 2,970 m up on the Schilthorn, the filming location for “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service“. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant, taking in the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.
For reservation and further information please visit: http://www.bern.com/de/page.cfm/Bernerleben/AusfluegeabBern/Schilthorn
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