|Altitude||481m - 674m|
|Speaking Languages||French, German|
|Near Airport||Bern Airport|
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Travel to Bern - the capital of Switzerland, as well as, the political and diplomatic centre. It has been described as “the most beautiful place that we have ever seen,” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
This picturesque city characterises its strategic location, thanks to the surrounding hilly landscapes, floppy green forests, and the blissful villages. Bern is small enough to be explored on foot, as most of the town is a pedestrian zone. It is hardly worth taking a car anywhere.
The Old City of Bern is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site, for being one of the rare corners of the world. The town has preserved its medieval originality with numerous fountains, narrow streets, charming squares, and impressive towers.
Here, there are plenty of outdoor cafes which offer a magnificent relaxing atmosphere. Containing more than a hundred historical fountains, which add extra character to the Old Town by serving as a water supply.
A trip to Bern is not complete without visiting the colourful fashion boutiques on the famous shopping Marktgasse Street. It is also home to nine astonishing fountains with unique sculptures.
If you have enough courage, you are invited to climb the 344 steps of Bern's Cathedral, which is the highest tower in the city. This experience will award you with the majestic scenery of the Old Town nestled on the banks of the Aare River and the snowy mountains of Berner Oberland.
One of the highlights during the summertime is to increase your daring and jump into the cool waters of the Aare River, in order to get the most refreshing feeling for the hot summer days mixed with incredible views of the Old Town.
The symbol of the city is the bear, which you’ll see throughout your visit in various forms. You can also create medallions as souvenirs to take along with you as a lasting memory of your day. Your day in Bern would not be complete without a visit to the ornate astronomical clock with moving figures. It has been in service for over 500 years.
The Rose Garden, with 220 types of roses, is a heavenly place to unwind. From here unfolds the magnificent welcoming atmosphere and the enjoyable, unrivaled panorama of Bern City.
Nowadays, the Prison Tower serves as the residence of the Confederation's political gathering, as well as accommodation for political events and exhibitions.
The Town Hall also hosts the meetings of the cantonal and city parliaments.
AlpExcursion invites all tourists to discover the cultural diversity of Bern Region, especially those who are interested in modern art, who will find themselves in heaven while visiting the Paul Klee Centre. It is a masterpiece made of steel and glass, hosting the most famous collections by Paul Klee, alongside other outstanding temporary exhibitions from contemporary artists.
Join AlpExcursion in one of the entertaining and informative tours around this magnificent city to immerse yourself in the popular attractions of Bern City and discover some of its hidden corners.
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