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Sightseeing in Bern - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bern is a capital of Switzerland. This is a relatively small city that is full of wonderful and unforgettable places. Originally the name of the city came from the word “bear” and in past times there has been a tradition to keep at least one bear in Bern.
1. Many restaurants and shopping centers accept payments by credit cards of international standard, so you don’t have to take a lot of cash to the trip. If you need the local … Open
When starting our talk about this city, we simply must mention that the most famous and one of most visited sights of Bern is Bärengraben or “A Pit of Bears”. Here you can see real bear, either big or small ones. Among other sights are the local Botanical garden, many museums, large number of historical sights and, finally, a magnificent Einstein’s house.
The city has a fantastic moderate climate that is loyal to all visitors. This is another reason of popularity of Bern among travellers from all over the world. The city is small, but it really has everything to make tourists happy and leave only best and most positive memories. Clocks on the Zytglogge tower are, probably, the most famous sight that indeed has many fans. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Bern has excellent hotels that feature amazing design of rooms and public areas. Hotel Allegro Bern is aimed at wide range of travelers. The rooms of the inn are decorated in very modern … Open
These clocks are not only the historical sight and pride of the city, but also a historical and cultural value. They feature refined beauty and grace of work of a great master.

Bern is a very comfortable place with well-developed infrastructure. This is another reason to visit this magnificent city that traditionally catches attention of thousands of tourists from different parts of our planet.
Well-preserved historic district of Bern is considered today as a single landmark; it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each of the monuments presented here is unique. In the historical part is the Cathedral, construction of which began in 1421 and lasted until the late 19th century. Its height of the tower is about 100 meters; cathedral represents a surprising mixture of different architectural styles. The facade around the main entrance is decorated with ancient bas-reliefs, there are more than 200.
Bern is famous for its luxury residences, some of which are known far outside the country. Those include Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern that occupies a unique Art Nouveau building dating back to … Open
A striking historical monument of the boundary between the 19th and 20th centuries is Bundeshaus palace. The Federal Palace has long been available for tourists to visit, everyone can appreciate its luxurious interior, richly decorated with sculptures, ancient frescos and canvases. Within the walls of this palace is an interesting collection of antiques.
Bern  There are also pretty unusual attractions in Bern, including a fountain with a frightening name "Kindlifresserbrunnen" which is translated as “Child Eater Fountain”. This fountain was installed in the 16th century on the Kornhaus square, the exact history of the construction of the fountain is unknown. It complements the sculpture body, which devours the child; according to one version, the sculpture is dedicated to the myth of Kronos. 
Bern has wonderful historic hotels that have long received the status of the city's attractions. The oldest accommodation place in town is Goldener Schlüssel situated in the historic … Open
One of the most beautiful and interesting city promenades considered is the Kramgasse street. This is the largest street in the city, where there are numerous baroque buildings and monuments in the Gothic style. It is here in the house number 49 once lived Albert Einstein. Historic street is decorated with an abundance of fountains, and yet it has an interesting secret. Walking next to the fountains, you can see next to them latticed partitions on the ground. If you look closely, beneath there is a flowing stream; for hundreds of years it was the main source of fresh water for the residents. 
bern For those who love natural attractions, a stroll through the Kleine Schanze park in Bern is highly advised. The park is located on a small hill, with its viewing platforms overlooking the historic streets of Bern. This park is notable for its incredible landscape ornaments, in the warm season in its territory are dozens of species of ornamental plants and flowers. On the territory of this park are several excellent cafes.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bern and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Bern
♥   Shopping area ' The Old City' Bern, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bern
♥   Castle 'Reichenbach Castle' , 4.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Toffen Castle' , 10.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schlosswil Castle' , 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Grand-Vivy Castle' , 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Trachselwald Castle' , 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bern
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 70.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Ballons des Vosges' , 123.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 125.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 126.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bern and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Fine Arts' Bern, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Zentrum Paul Klee' Bern, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunstmuseum Thun' Thun, 26.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunstmuseum Solothurn' Solothurn, 29.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Bern from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Pilatusbahn

From the series “The Most Dangerous Railroads in the World”
Nowadays, 10 red carriages, designed to hold 40 passengers, are shuttling constantly. The carriages move with a speed not exceeding 12 km/h, which allows to transport up to 340 passengers hourly. In all the carriages the atmosphere of the middle of the last century has been recreated, which makes the trip even more interesting. If you do not lean out of the window, the trip will seem maximally comfortable, but if you do, you can catch the fragrance of mountain flowers and even pick them from the steep slopes. … Read further

Lotschberg

From the series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
The total cost of the investments involved was more than 3 billion Swiss francs. Nowadays the project entered a second implementation phase. It has been decided to build a 60-km-long tunnel which is parallel to Lötschberg to reduce the travel time from Zurich to Milan. Despite the huge investments, the tunnel under the Alps fully confirms its existence, as more than 120 passenger and commercial trains use it daily. … Read further

Eiger Run Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
At present, the dangerous runway under the leadership of the Jungfrau Railroad, whose specialists claim that there are enough warning signs on the ski slope. The skiers, who are skiing for the first time on Eiger Run, should do the best with the guide. Here one can literally stumble on flat ground and be seriously injured. And the reason for this is not slippery ice, but the old railroad tracks. … Read further
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