Things to see and do - Berne
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Berne Travel guide
Berne : Michelin's recommendations
Berne is the seat of the Helvetian Federal authorities and of several international organisations, and is located in a steep-banked meander of the Aare, facing the Alps. Its old medieval town, rebuilt after a fire in 1405, is particularly well preserved.
Tourist attractions Berne : Things to see and do
The old town of Berne, which should be explored on foot, has retained a very picturesque Middle Ages character. Its streets, some of which are pedestrianised, lined with arcades, punctuated with fountains and beautiful old houses, provide an occasion..
The museum contains very varied collections relating to prehistory, history, archaeology and ethnography. See in particular the attractive 18C furniture of the Pourtalès salon, the booty taken from the Burgundians in 1476 at Grandson and Morat, preci..
The Fine Art Museum is rich with collections which devote a lot of space to various trends of painting, from the Italian primitives to the impressionists and cubists, and contains many canvases by Swiss painters, but above all a remarkable collection..
Schauplatzgasse 4 CH - 3011 Bern
Prix Prices from : 135 CHF
Located in the centre of Bern, Hotel Bären am Bundesplatz is only a 2-minute walk from the Federal Palace and a 5-minute walk from the main train station. Free WiFi is available, and the fitness centre can be used free of charge. The Hotel Bären pro..
Zeughausgasse 41 CH - 3000 Bern
Set in the medieval Old Town, Hotel Kreuz enjoys a central location in Bern, a 5-minute walk from the railway station. It features modern accommodation, the Bärenhöfli restaurant and lounge bar, as well as free fitness facilities and an infrared cabi..
Zeughausgasse 9 CH - 3011 Bern
Just a 5-minute walk from Bern Main Station, Best Western Hotel Bern is situated in the centre of the Swiss capital, between the French Church and the Zytglogge Tower. Behind an impressive Art Nouveau façade, it offers stylishly designed rooms and fr..
Münstergasse 50 CH - 3011 Bern
Steep steps lead down into this cosy cellar where you can sample a 4-course menu (changes daily) in the evenings and a lunch menu or a small à la carte selection at lunchtimes. The terrace in the arcade is charming and, of course, very popular.
Kochergasse 3 CH - 3001 Bern
The sedate charm of this long established grand hotel also extends into the restaurant. Diners, many of whom have travelled from far and wide to get here, can choose from an international menu.
Kochergasse 3 CH - 3001 Bern
Ambitious, contemporary seasonal cuisine with traditional roots is served in this tastefully decorated setting. The terrace affords magnificent views over the Aare.
Brunngasse 19 CH - 3011 Bern
The atmosphere in this cosy, traditionally run restaurant located in a narrow alleyway in the old town is lively and informal.
Thunstr. 5 CH - 3005 Bern
Eating in this loud and lively restaurant is great fun! Try the flavoursome zander fish served on Mediterranean couscous and one of the sweets, which includes lemon tart and chocolate cake, displayed on the dessert trolley. At lunchtimes the restaura..
Spitalgasse 38 CH - 3011 BERN
This fine Bern restaurant moved from the covered market to the first floor at the Schweizerhof-Passage shopping arcade. It offers seasonal, international cuisine with a Swiss influence in a modern, minimalist-style interior. To accompany your choice ..
Kornhausstr. 3 CH - 3000 Bern
You may have to search around a little to find this restaurant, but it's worth it. In Meridiano's elegant, modern interior - or alternatively on what is undoubtedly one of the Swiss capital's loveliest terraces - new head chef Jan Leimbach serves up ..
Hotelgasse 10 CH - 3011 Bern
This attractive Italian restaurant located in the pedestrian zone is tastefully decorated with original paintings. It boasts a formal restaurant on the first floor and a bar, bistro and attractive interior courtyard at ground level.