44 attractions you should visit in Canton of Bern - With photos & details

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Top 44 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.

Alpine Museum of SwitzerlandHelvetiapl. 4, 3005 Bern, Switzerland
Museums

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
Fountains

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.

ArnenseeArnensee, 3784 Gsteig bei Gstaad, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Short Hikes

Arnensee is a beautiful lake in Canton of Berne. It is the best place for hiking, fishing, and swimming in the canton.

BantigerBantiger, 3065 Bolligen, Switzerland
Viewpoints
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

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
Viewing Decks
Iconic Buildings

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
Zoos

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
Zoos

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
Museums

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
Botanical Gardens

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
Iconic Buildings

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
Churches

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
Churches

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
Viewing Decks

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
Museums

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
Fountains

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
Mountain Peaks

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
Iconic Buildings

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
Iconic Buildings

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
Iconic Buildings

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
Fountains

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.

Map of attractions in Canton of Bern