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Best Free Tours in Bern

Lose yourself in laid back Bern, the capital of Switzerland. Join the best Free Tours in Bern and discover with a guide why Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (a master of aesthetic criticism) labelled it as “the most beautiful thing I have ever seen”. The Old Town of Bern became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 to protect the stunning medieval architecture. Rightly so, as it contains many of the well-known sights of the city and offers a spectacular view of the Alps. Everything is close together in Bern and the best way to see the city is by participating in one of the Free Walking Tours in Bern. In fact, did you know that Bern boasts over 100 fountains? Take the Fountains and Statues in Bern City Tour to discover their interesting history in a fun way!

Highlights of a Free Tour in Bern

In Bern’s enchanting Old Town, you can find a majestic 16th-century clock tower (Zytglogge) and the Cathedral, which took an astonishing 472 years to finish building! The church tower offers spectacular views. The Rosengarten, a beautiful park situated just outside the Old Town on the site of a former cemetery, has hundreds of species of flowers to admire. The great Albert Einstein developed his groundbreaking theory of relativity in Bern. His apartment has been kept furnished in the style of the times and is open to tourists. Bern is deservedly known as the “City of Fountains”. There are over 100 beautifully sculpted fountains decorated with elaborate statues. In medieval times, they provided clean water for the city’s inhabitants. They are evidence of Bern’s incredible artistic wealth.

Things to do in Bern

Once you have explored the Old Town with Bern Free Walking Tours, aim for the outskirts of the city. Art lovers should head to Zentrum Paul Klee. It exhibits works by Bern’s own Klee alongside many other artists. If you are in the mood for hiking, catch the funicular up to Gurten and spend a day wandering around its lovely slopes. Perfect for walking in the summer and sledging in the winter. If you come in July, you can catch Gurtenfestival, a relatively new yet growing music festival. Past acts have included Massive Attack and Patti Smith. Animal lovers should not miss the Bear Park, a 6,000 square meter home to a family of bears. Spend a lovely day with the family watching them relax, fish, and climb at their leisure. The father bear, Finn, is apparently a keen swimmer!

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