About Berne - presentation, information, photos and recommendations

Bern, capital of Switzerland, lies at an altitude of 542m, the plains of Switzerland, located approximately in the center of the plain country.

Surrounding landscape was formed by glaciers during the last glaciatii. Berne is located between two mountains: Mount Gurten an altitude of 858 meters in southern city and the mountain with an altitude of 947 Bantiger meters located to the east.

Temperatures in Bern is between -5 degrees Celsius in winter and 20 degrees Celsius in summer, during July and August.

Bern City Center is located on a peninsula formed by the river Aare (V Berchthold deczie Zähringen taken by the twelfth century,) but in the nineteenth century, new districts were formed across a river, accessible by bridges high - first Nydegg bridge was in 1843 with a length of 190 meters, then came in 1883 Kirchenfeld bridge 229 meters in 1898 Kornhaus bridge with 382 meters to 1930 meters with 178 Lorraine bridge, and then in 1962 with a long bridge Monbijou 337,5 meters.

Since 1802, Switzerland Modern slowly takes shape today. By the 1848 constitution, the Swiss Confederation Berne is the seat of government, de facto capital of Switzerland.

Cultural Center of prime importance, Bern in 1905 would be the city where Einstein published his famous paper on relativity theory, and Herman Hesse spent World War period. Considered a progressive and cosmopolitan place, Bern has attracted many famous intellectuals of the time, who popularized the image of the city. There had to flee before the Second World War and Paul Klee, who manage to escape the persecution of the Nazi regime.

In the twentieth century the city continued to expand rapidly, the suburbs are linked by an impressive bridge, built in the south and Kirchenfeld, an elegant district with many houses of special architectural beauty, most of which are now embassies. In the west of the city is located Bumpliz neighborhood, more poor and inhabited mainly by immigrants from all over the world.

The most interesting part of town is definitely Old Town, a truly magical experience for anyone wanting to discover the history of Berne. His appearance perfectly preserved medieval town, but in addition, many shops have appeared, from the usual luxury and tranquility atmosphere combined with modern life style.

The city of Bern has a population of 127,000, 300,000 with the periphery. It is the fourth city in Switzerland after Zurich, Geneva and Basel.

The official languages are German and French but the language is spoken by most people Bärndütsch (German dialect in Bern). Francophone minority school and a church has its own.

Bern's main railway station is one of the most important railway junctions in the country. Trains (EuroCity, Cisalpino, TGV, Talgo, etc.) connects with the rest of Bern in Switzerland and Europe.

Public transport is highly developed. There are three tram lines and numerous bus lines that communicate with all neighborhoods of the city and villages of the periphery.

From 1929 Bern-Belp Airport, which operates several flights offers in several European cities (especially to Germany and Austria). The airport is located less than ten miles south of downtown in an area called Belp.

Be mentioned is the shortest public cable railway in Europe, Marzilibahn, 106 meters long, which connects Bundeshaus (Parliament Palace) in the heart of town and district Marzili.



Berne | Bern, capital of Switzerland, lies at an altitude of 542m, the plains of Switzerland, located approximately in the center of the plain country.

Surrounding landscape was formed by glaciers during the last glaciatii

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Sorell Hotel Arabelle, Berne

Sorell Hotel Arabelle

Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

    • No transport provided
    Allegro, Berne

    Allegro

    Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

      • No transport provided
      City Am Bahnhof, Berne

      City Am Bahnhof

      Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

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        Ambassador, Berne

        Ambassador

        Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

        • Hotel with indoor pool  
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        Sorell Ador, Berne

        Sorell Ador

        Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

          • No transport provided
          Baeren Am Bundesplatz, Berne

          Baeren Am Bundesplatz

          Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

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            Savoy, Berne

            Savoy

            Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

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              Hotel Innere Enge, Berne

              Hotel Innere Enge

              Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                • No transport provided
                Alsacia 2023 Berne, Berne

                Alsacia 2023 Berne

                Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                  • Bus (06/25 - 08/20/2023)
                    Departures in date: 06/25, 07/16, 08/13
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                  Hotel Schweizerhof Bern, Berne

                  Hotel Schweizerhof Bern

                  Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                  • Hotel with indoor pool  
                  • No transport provided
                  Best Western Hotel Bristol, Berne

                  Best Western Hotel Bristol

                  Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

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                    Bellevue Palace, Berne

                    Bellevue Palace

                    Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                    • Hotel Luxury  
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                    Kreuz, Berne

                    Kreuz

                    Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                      • No transport provided
                      Best Western Bern, Berne

                      Best Western Bern

                      Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                        • No transport provided
                        Ibis Bern Expo, Berne

                        Ibis Bern Expo

                        Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                        • Hotel with parking  
                        • No transport provided
                        Athmos, Berne

                        Athmos

                        Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                          • No transport provided
                          Mercure Plaza Biel, Berne

                          Mercure Plaza Biel

                          Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                            • No transport provided
                            Elite Art Deco Swiss Quality Hotel, Berne

                            Elite Art Deco Swiss Quality Hotel

                            Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                              • No transport provided
                              Novotel Bern Expo, Berne

                              Novotel Bern Expo

                              Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                              • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                              • No transport provided
                              Metropole Easy City, Berne

                              Metropole Easy City

                              Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                                • No transport provided
                                Ibis Styles Bern City, Berne

                                Ibis Styles Bern City

                                Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                                • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                                • No transport provided
                                Sorell Arabelle, Berne

                                Sorell Arabelle

                                Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

                                  • No transport provided

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