In order to rent a car you will need a driver's license of the international standard. The second thing needed is a credit card with the required amount of collateral in the account. Persons under 21 years old, as well as the travellers who received the driving license less than a year ago may be refused to rent a car.
Motorists should not forget that the maximum speed in the territory of the city is 50 km/h. The speed limit on suburban highways can range from 80 to 120 km/h. In order to be able to drive on toll highways, you need to purchase a special Vignette ticket, which is always available when you rent a car.
The local people are very punctual, so even a small delay can be interpreted as a sign of disrespect. Do not forget to be in time for all meetings and events, whether it is a meeting with business partners or a dinner with close friends.
Bern is distinguished by an excellent public transport system. Travellers can easily reach any area of the city by bus. Public transport tickets can be bought in special vending machines that are located close to all bus stops. These automats accept only coins and do not give the change.
As a rule, tips in local cafes and restaurants do not exceed 10 - 15% of total order sum. Taxi drivers should also get a small extra fee for their service. In this case the amount of the tip is approximately 10% of the cost of the ride.