Mountains, valleys and the Bernese Old Town cast a spell on their visitors
Bern and the Bernese Oberland attract people from all over the world. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Bern’s Old Town and the Bernese Alps are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Bern is the perfect place to linger: its river Aare allows you to cool down in summer, the cosy restaurants and cafés offer both regional and international delicacies and in the cellar bars night is turned into day. Bern is not only the Swiss capital but also one of Switzerland’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. The city’s sheltered arcades, the Lauben, stretch over 6 kilometres and are Europe’s longest covered shopping promenade, the fountains with their colourful figures date back to the Renaissance, the Zytglogge, Bern’s clock tower, attracts thousands of visitors every day and its gothic cathedral, the Bern Münster, as well as the sandstone façades which were built in 1191 are some of the features that make the city special.