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Top 43 attractions to explore in Canton of Bern

The canton of Bern or Berne is the second-largest of the 26 Swiss cantons by both surface area and population. Located in west-central Switzerland. One of the beautiful cantons in Switzerland which was blessed with natural beauty and also historical memes.

Attractions in Canton of Bern

Alpine Museum of SwitzerlandHelvetiapl. 4, 3005 Bern, Switzerland

The Swiss Alpine Museum is a museum dedicated to the nature and culture of the Swiss Alps. It is located at Helvetiaplatz 4 in Bern. was founded in 1905 by the Bernese section of the Swiss Alpine Club in the Rathaus Zum Äusseren Stand on Zeughausgasse. It displays exhibits concerning the geology, tectonics, glaciology, meteorology, flora, fauna, cartography, agriculture, folklore, settlement, alpinism, tourism, winter sports, endangerment, and protection of or in the Alps.

Anna-Seiler-BrunnenMarktgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Anna-Seiler-Brunnen is a fountain in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern.

BantigerBantiger, 3065 Bolligen, Switzerland

A beautiful mountain which was located on the north side of the Emminental alps. It is one of the beautiful trekking destinations and also famous for its views from the summit.

Bantiger TV TowerFlugbrunnen 419, 3065 Bolligen, Switzerland

Bantiger TV Tower is a 196 meter tall tower used for FM- and TV-transmission on the Bantiger mountain. The access to the deck goes via a stairway, which is not inside the tower, but in a lattice tower attached to the tower's main structure.

Bear PitGrosser Muristalden 6, 3006 Bern, Switzerland

Since 1513 bears have been at home in Bern. The Bern bear pit is an attraction that is known far beyond the borders of Switzerland. Since 2009 the bears of Bern also have a modern 6,000 square meters park at their disposal - which they can reach via a tunnel.

Bern, DählhölzliTierparkweg 1, 3005 Bern, Switzerland

The Tierpark Dählhölzli, or Dählhölzli Zoo, is a public zoo in Bern, Switzerland.  It opened in 1937 and is operated by an affiliated association, the Tierparkverein Bern. The city of Bern owns the zoo and provides most of its financing. It is situated on the bank of the river Aare near the historic city center. The zoo exhibits some 3,000 animals on 15 ha and employs a staff of 27. It also cares for the bears exhibited in the Bärengraben.

Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein MuseumHelvetiapl. 5, 3005 Bern, Switzerland

The Bernisches Historisches Museum in Bern is one of the most important Museums of cultural history in Switzerland. The museum is housed in a Gothic-revival castle with a contemporary style. Its collections of history, archaeology, and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world.

Botanical Garden3013 Bern, Switzerland

The Botanical garden is home to a wide collection of Alpine plants and a varied variety of plants from Asia and North America. It was founded in 1860, is a diverse and colorful oasis in the center of Bern.

BundesplatzBundesplatz, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Bundesplatz is the Government Plaza in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. It is situated in the Old City of Bern, the medieval city center of Bern. It is part of the Innere Neustadt which was built during the second expansion in 1255 to 1260, though the plaza was not built until much later. It is located in front of the Bundeshaus, the Swiss Parliament Building, and it is part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site that encompasses the Old City.

Church of St. Peter and St. PaulRathausgasse 2, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

This is the seat of the Swiss reformist catholic church in Switzerland, formed in 1871. The cathedral is comparatively modern, having been built next to the city hall between 1858 and 1864, and was the result of an international design competition, won by a group of architects including Frenchman Pierre Joseph Edouard Deperthes, the architect of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.

Church of the Holy SpiritSpitalgasse 44, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Protestant Church of the Holy Spirit is located near the Main Train station building. It was built in the Baroque style by the Knights Hospitallers of the Holy Spirit. It was founded in 1726 on the site of an earlier Christian Church. The Church was originally built as a Protestant temple, and eventually became one of the most remarkable Protestant churches in Switzerland.

ChutzenturmRungelenbaum, 3267 Seedorf, Switzerland

The Chutzenturm is a 45-meter high wooden observation tower with a viewing platform in the Frienisberg area. It offers great views of the Alps. It offers the view of the Bern city, Lake Biel, and the Swiss plateau. The view from the tower is truly a treat to the eyes and also it is a challenging task to climb the tower.

EinsteinhausKramgasse 49, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Einsteinhaus is a museum and a former residence of Albert Einstein. It is located on Kramgasse No. 49 in Bern, Switzerland. A flat on the second floor of the house was occupied by Einstein, his wife Mileva Marić, and their son Hans Einstein from 1903 to 1905. The Annus Mirabilis papers, which presented Einstein's theory of relativity and contributed substantially to the foundation of modern physics, were written here and published in the Annalen der Physik.

GerechtigkeitsbrunnenGerechtigkeitsgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen is a 16th-century fountain in the Gerechtigkeitsgasse in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is the only Bernese fountain to retain all original design elements and is listed as a cultural heritage of national significance.

GurtenGurten, 3084 Köniz, Switzerland

The Gurten is a mountain situated just to the south of Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. It is 858 meters high, and the summit yields views of Bern, of the Jura mountains, and of the Alps. The Gurten is accessible on foot, or by the Gurten Funicular from Wabern. Wabern can itself be reached from central Bern by tram, train, or car.

HolländerturmWaisenhauspl. 15, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Holländerturm is a former defensive tower in the old city of Bern in Switzerland. It is part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. The tower was originally part of the city wall of Bern but was absorbed by the house at Waisenhausplatz 15.

Jegenstorf CastleGeneral Guisanstrasse 5, 3303 Jegenstorf, Switzerland

Jegenstorf Castle is a castle in the municipality of Jegenstorf of the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. One of the majestic building which was located in the heart of Bern. In 1954, a foundation was created to preserve and operate the castle and create a museum. Since 1955, the village museum of Jegenstorf has been open in the castle.

KäfigturmMarktgasse 67, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Käfigturm is a medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. It is part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern and the tower is a Cultural Property of National Significance. The original tower was built as a gatehouse during the second expansion of Bern in 1256. The tower was demolished in 1640 and completely rebuilt immediately thereafter.

KindlifresserbrunnenKornhauspl. 18, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

Kindlifresserbrunnen of Bern is a fountain with an imposing sculpture of an ogre with a half of a child spilling out of his mouth. In a sack in his other hand, he holds four more terrified children, presumably to eat later. It was built around 1546. It was one of the many ornately decorated fountains in this area.

KornhausbrückeKornhausbrücke, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

Kornhausbrücke Bridge crosses the Aare River and connects the historical center with the more modern section of the city. It was built from 1895 - 1898, and the engineers were Paul Simon and Theodore Bell. This bridge was named in honor of Kornhaus Bernese, the Duke of Kornhausplatz.

Kunsthalle BernHelvetiapl. 1, 3005 Bern, Switzerland

The private Kunsthalle Bern Foundation was established in 1988 by collectors of contemporary art. The gallery itself is split over 2 levels and houses some pretty quirky modern art, both exhibitions are so interesting.

Lake WohlenLake Wohlen, Switzerland

Lake Wohlen is a reservoir in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland. Its surface is approximately 3.65 km² and its maximum depth is 20 m. It lies between the towns of Bremgarten Bei Bern and Mühleberg. Lake Wohlen was completed in 1920. peoples come and spend some leisure time in the banks of this river. fishing and diving are also attractions in this lake.

LäuferbrunnenLäuferpl., 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Läuferbrunnen is a fountain on Läuferplatz in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. It is located near the Nydegg Church on Nydeggstalden. The trough was built in 1824, but the figure dates from 1545.

Laupen Castle3177 Laupen, Switzerland

Laupen Castle towers high above the medieval town of the same name at the confluence of the rivers Sense and Sarine. The splendid fortress is the emblem of the region and a protected monument of national importance.

MoosseeMoossee, Switzerland

Moossee is a lake in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland. Its surface area is 31 ha. The lake gives the name to Moosseedorf on its southern shore. The golf course Moossee is located east of the lake at Münchenbuchsee. The Urtenen drains Chli Moossee before flowing into Grosser Moossee 400 m further.

MosesbrunnenMünstergasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Mosesbrunnen is a fountain in the Old City of Bern. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern which dates from 1544.

MünsterplatzMünsterplatz, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Münsterplatz is a plaza in the Old City of Bern, the medieval city center of Bern, Switzerland. It is part of the Zähringerstadt which was built during the foundation of the old city in 1191. It is located in front of the Cathedral and it is part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site that encompasses the Old City.

Museum of Fine Arts BernHodlerstrasse 8, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection. The constantly growing and changing collection comprises works from the Gothic era to the present and currently comprises over 4,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 50,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films.

Naturhistorisches Museum BernBernastrasse 15, 3005 Bern, Switzerland

The Natural History Museum of Bern was officially founded in 1832. The museum has 5100 square meters of exhibition space and an international reputation founded initially on its historical dioramas. The Naturhistorisches Museum Bern is also a place of research conducted by the 22 scientists responsible for the collections and functions as a venue for cultural events.

NydeggbrückeNydeggbrücke, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

Nydeggbrücke is a bridge that connects the old part of town to the new and is considered a Swiss Heritage Site crossing over the Aare River. The Nydeggbrücke is in total 190 meters long and took three years to build. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

NydeggkircheNydeggasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Reformed Nydeggkirche is located on the eastern edge of the Old City of Bern, in the Nydegg section. It sits on the grounds where Duke Berchtold of Zahringen founded the city of Bern in 1191. Legend states that Berchtold would name the city after the first animal he killed during a hunting expedition, hence the name Bern, or Bear in German.

Oeschinen LakeOeschinen Lake, 3718 Kandersteg, Switzerland

Oeschinen Lake is a lake in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, 4 kilometres east of Kandersteg in the Oeschinen valley. The lake is fed through a series of mountain creeks and drains underground. The water then resurfaces as the Oeschibach. Part of it is captured for electricity production and as a water supply for Kandersteg. It is one of the beautiful places in this locality and a lot of tourists visits this place and spend some valuable times here.

PfeiferbrunnenSpitalgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

This 16th-century fountain is on the list of Swiss heritage sites of national importance located in the Old City of Bern. It stood in front of the Gasthaus zum Kreuz, which was a hotel for traveling minstrels.

Reichenbach CastleSchloss Reichenbach 11, 3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland

Reichenbach castle is located in Zollikofen, about 5 kм. north of Bern. The castle was founded as a medieval fort, probably built on the site of an earlier Roman fort, on the river Aar. The medieval castle was later rebuilt in the Baroque style. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

SimsonbrunnenKramgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Simsonbrunnen is located on Kramgasse in Bern and is one of Bern's old town fountains from the 16th century. It was built in 1527 and expanded in 1544 to include an octagonal water basin and the fountain figure. The fountain represents the biblical story of Samson killing a lion found in Judges.

The Cathedral of BernMünsterplatz 1, 3000 Bern, Switzerland

The Bernese Minster has the highest church spire in all of Switzerland and is one of the most important landmarks of the capital. The Gothic sandstone building sits above the rooftops of the Old City, and the silhouette of its spire, over 100 meters high, is a key feature of Bern’s distinctive skyline.

The Parliament BuildingBundesplatz 3, 3003 Bern, Switzerland

The Parliament Building in Bern is at the heart of Swiss democracy. It is not simply the seat of the Swiss Parliament, it is also an outstanding symbol of politics in Switzerland. It was built by Hans Wilhelm Auer and inaugurated in 1902. It is one of the architectural wonders in this area.

UNESCO- Von BernKramgasse 40, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Old City is the medieval city center of Bern, Switzerland. Built on a narrow hill surrounded on three sides by the river Aare, its compact layout has remained essentially unchanged since its construction during the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Despite a major fire in 1405, after which much of the city was rebuilt in sandstone, and substantial construction efforts in the eighteenth century, Bern's old city has retained its medieval character.

VennerbrunnenKreuzgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Vennerbrunnen is a fountain on Rathausplatz in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. The fountain figure represents a Venner, an armored Bernese standard-bearer. It was created in 1542 by Hans Gieng for a stone fountain that replaced a wooden system from the 14th century on Schwendplatz above Nydeggstalden.

Zähringer memorialNydeggstalden, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Zähringerbrunnen fountain is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. The statue is a bear in full armor, with another bear cub at his feet. The bear represents the bear, that according to legend, Berchtold shot on the Aare peninsula as he was searching for a site to build a city.

ZähringerbrunnenKramgasse, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Zähringerbrunnen is located on Kramgasse in Bern and is one of Bern's old town fountains from the 16th century. It was built in 1535 by Hans Hiltbrand and stands below the Zytglogge tower. The statue is a bear in full armor, with another bear cub at his feet. The bear represents the bear that, according to legend, Berchtold shot on the Aare peninsula as he was searching for a site to build a city.

Zentrum Paul KleeMonument im Fruchtland 3, 3000 Bern, Switzerland

The Zentrum Paul Klee. The wave-shaped steel and glass structure designed by the Italian star architect Renzo Piano is worth a visit all on its own. The building’s three curved “hills” and gently contoured lines blend into the surrounding rolling landscape. Enclosed by fields and a spacious park, the center provides a lovely area for walking.

ZytgloggeBim Zytglogge 1, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

The Zytglogge is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as a guard tower, prison, clock tower, the centre of urban life, and civic memorial. Despite the many redecorations and renovations, it has undergone in its 800 years of existence, the Zytglogge is one of Bern's most recognizable symbols and the oldest monument of the city, and with its 15th-century astronomical clock, a major tourist attraction.

Map of attractions in Canton of Bern