Old Town of Bern - UNESCO

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is a city full of culture and heritage. Located in the center of the country in the Swiss Alps and situated on the Aare River, Bern has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. The city was founded in 1191 by Duke Berchtold V von Zähringen and is one of Europe’s oldest cities and offers stunning views.

The old town of Bern encompasses many beautiful sights including The Zytglogge clock tower which stands at 12 meters high and dates back to 1530. Other attractions include: The Swiss Federal Parliament Building which houses Switzerland’s government; Bear Park where visitors can see real brown bears living in their natural environment; Berner Munster (Cathedral), an impressive gothic church dating back to 1421; and Einsteinhaus – Albert Einstein’s former home – now a museum dedicated to his life story or explore The Fine Arts Museum. It’s no wonder why so many travelers are drawn to this place!

This alpine wonderland offers many activities including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hiking, and more.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Michael Ouzts
    2 months ago
    Overall the city was beautiful. I went on a Monday and many shops are closed that day. The good...
  • T atts
    a month ago
    Bern's Old Town, also known as Altstadt, is the historic heart of the city and a UNESCO World...
  • Saya McLeod
    a month ago
    what an interesting town to walk through. i’ve never seen somewhere like this and it was quite fun...
  • James Thompson
    2 months ago
    A lovely little old town that we stopped by for just a day on our travels. We didnt get a chance to...
  • Christian Tohmé
    a week ago
    Calm, compact, cool & cozy – arguably one of the finest old towns Europe has to offer, whether...

Where to stay?

We recommend to stay in one of our historic accommodation, each one with its own “Story to share”.

There are no hotels available at this time - Please come back later!

Love what you read? Share with your community:


No booking Available for this hotel :)