Bern is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Bern one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Bern is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Bern or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Bern. Explore the historical monuments of Bern with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Bern guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Bern page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Bern landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Bern.
#1 of 5 Historical Places in Bern | Added 23409 times in trip plans
Bim Zytglogge 3, 3011 Bern, Switzerland
A little before the stroke of every hour, a hoard of people flock to the clock tower in Bern to watch the puppet show that takes place when the oldest grandfather clock of this world gongs away to tell the time to all those who will listen.
Built in 1530, the astronomical clock has been Bern’s official time keeper since! Declared as a UNESCO ...
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Münsterplatz 1, 3000 Bern, Switzerland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Cathedral of Bern as it’s popularly called is Switzerland’s biggest and oldest cathedral from the Late Middle Ages. A magnificent church you should not miss out on, don’t miss out on the huge stained glass window masterpiece, the most popular one being the Dance of Death.
There are two highlights of the Bern Cathedral- the dep...
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Bundesplatz 3, 3005 Bern, Switzerland
11:30 am - 04:00 pm
Staying true to the traits of a capital city, Bern has a magnificent Renaissance styled Parliament Building, considered a national monument and the seat of the Swiss Confederation. Rife with symbolism, the 26 fountains on the premises of the federal building each stand for one Swiss canton. The interiors of the parliament building house the coat of...
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Kramgasse 49, 3000 Bern 8, Switzerland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The world’s leading scientist’s hometown does well to showcase the life and works of Albert Einstein. The small apartment here in the Al Stadt, was where Albert Einstein lived with his family from 1903-1905. Although he only sought residence here for a couple of years, it was within the walls of this house where he came up with the theo...
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Gelbes Quartier, Bern, Switzerland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen) or the Ogre fountain is one of the most popular fountains of Europe. The fountain has more than one interesting stories to its existence. Some believe that it is a symbol of the Greek God Cronus who ate his own kids to prevent them from overthrowing his prophecy in future, while others believe that it...