We have collected the top 20 best things to do in Bern
While nowhere near the biggest and most populous city of Switzerland, Bern is the capital of the country. The city fully incorporates old and new, as the beautiful old districts of the city provide a good feeling of how the citizens probably lived a few hundred years ago. Bern is surrounded by mountains, giving it an amazing vista no matter where you turn, and people can of course hike these if they wish so. The city is full of attractions that you should visit while you are here, so here’s a list of the top 20 best things to do in Bern.
- Old City of Bern
The Old City of Bern is the medieval city center of the Bern. It is what the current city of Bern is built around. Most of the old city is still intact, although it was once damaged by a fire, but was later repaired. The old city is situated on a cliff surrounded by the beautiful aquamarine river Aare. The cobbled streets, the numerous fountains, the old buildings and the old bridges all provide a delightful experience, so be sure to visit this part of Bern, which should be high on the list of things to do in Bern for everybody.
7. Federal Palace of Switzerland
The Federal Palace of Switzerland is the most important building of Bern in terms of politics. The Swiss Federal Assembly (legislature) and the Federal Council (executive) are housed here. The building itself is also quite beautiful as it sits atop a hill overlooking the river Aare, and the inside provides quite a spectacle as well.