Berne is the capital of Switzerland and is not only a political and diplomatic metropolis but also a very popular and much-visited destination, due to its central, geographical location. Only a stone's throw from Geneva, Zurich and Basle, Berne is an ideal starting point for trips and excursions all over Switzerland.

The romantic medieval streets of the city is still a reminder of Berne's glorious past from the 14th to the 16th century. But, even now, Berne has lost none of its former sparkle, for the city's medieval façade, created during that period, still remains largely unchanged today.

Stroll along or shop in the city's long, inviting arcades or linger in one of the numerous street cafés. The Zytglockenturm (clock tower), the Münster (cathedral), the bear pit and the breath-taking view from the rose garden are some of the lasting impressions which visitors to Berne can take home with them. Berne also has a number of cultural attractions; plenty of museums, a diverse range of theatrical entertainment and a pulsating night life.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Shopping
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating

78%

Reviews

We had a very trying evening due to the fact that there was no curfew and there were guests running the halls being very noisy til midnight and later. I don't believe we will be staying with hi again.

57%

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Holly,

Sat 27 Jun 2015

I love this hostel for its high accessibility. And the friendly attitude of the staff.

80%

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LOR,

Thu 25 Jun 2015