Visit Bern - Best of Bern

Switzerland’s capital city, you can’t visit the country and not the city! A holiday in Bern will leave you enraptured in a time travel capsule. Stone arcades, cobblestoned streets and the crisp air of the Al Stadt, you just stray away from your itinerary once the magic of Bern engulfs you.

As long as you’re planning your Bern tour, make sure you pass through the astronomical clock tower, Bear Park and Einstein’s house. There’s a tourist office at Bern’s train station in case you should need any tourist information. Whilst you’re soaking in the sights and sounds of Bern, take time off to see the city sans any travel guide.

Bern Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Bern tips for your visit

  • Although Bern is considered a safe city in Switzerland, it is the capital city and is subjected to political demonstrations that require police intervention.
  • Avoid making any eye contact or any confrontation with groups of drunken people at night, especially around the railway station.
  • The police in Bern are known to stop tourists and ask for identification; carry a copy of your visa, passport and hotel card/reservation on you at all times to avoid an unpleasant run-in with the police.

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Facts and Stats for Bern*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bern

    Know the pollution level of Bern before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Bern: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bern for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bern.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Bern - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 85.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 112.95 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 157.51 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bern

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bern

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.5 USD
    • International Movie per seat 17.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 75.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 110.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 127.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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