Destination Bern

The longest covered shopping arcades in Europe, the most famous cheese in the world, the longest river in Switzerland and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In brief: Bern.

Cosy and hospitable – these two attributes perfectly describe the destination Bern. The city and the communities in the destination distinguish themselves also through their many superlatives. Visitors of the Old Town in Bern, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, can stroll along the longest covered shopping arcades in Europe. The Aare river, which is one of the major landmarks in the Swiss capital apart from the Clock Tower (Zytglogge), can also show off with a superlative: it is the longest Swiss river that both rises and ends entirely within Switzerland. Furthermore, in summer it offers a classic Bern highlight: boating down the Aare. Further sights are the local mountain, Gurten, the BearPark as well as numerous museums.


Kambly biscuits, Emmentaler cheese and rare animals

There is plenty to discover outside the city. Breathtaking panoramic views, typical Bern farmhouses, ancient castles, dense forests and rare animal species can be found in the Nature Park Gantrisch. Then there is the Emmental Region with its internationally renowned Kambly biscuits and the world’s most famous cheese – the Emmentaler. Or take your pick of the many outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling and skiing.

Grünes Band, Bern
Bernese stories

With the “vegetable mule” on Cycle Route 888

Bern is renowned for its old town. Visitors are less aware of the closeness to nature and the sustainable lifestyle in the city. “Vegetable mule” Thomas Wieland, represents both. He carries 200 kilograms of vegetables and fruit from his organic farm to the city every week on his e-bike and trailer.


E-Bike Tour, Emmental
Bernese stories

Almost like in days gone by

Flour from the village mill, fresh butter from the cheese dairy, and a delicious biscuit that’s based on a recipe more than a century old: on the trail of the Kambly Bretzeli through Emmental on an e-bike, you’ll have the feeling of taking a trip back into the past.


Contact and information

Bern Welcome
Bahnhofplatz 10a
CH-3011 Bern