Bern Tourism

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.

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 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
  • 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 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Living in Bern - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 88.28 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 122.26 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 170.84 (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 0.52 USD
    • International Movie per seat 18.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 77.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 131.21 USD

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

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