Cité du Temps, Biel

Museum tips in the Region of Bern

Whether making a visit in bright sunshine or as a poor-weather option: the museums in the Region of Bern gleam with incredible diversity.

Open-air Museum Ballenberg

Hofstetten bei Brienz
Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg, Hofstetten

Experience Switzerland up close in the Open-air Museum Ballenberg: discover over 100 historic buildings, exciting handicrafts, farm animals and traditional gardens.

Open-air Museum Ballenberg
Schweizer Holzbildhauerei Museum, Brienz

Nativity figures, carved bears and group sculptures: woodcarving has enjoyed a long tradition in Brienz. It has influenced the village since the 19th century. Discover key artistic works from the region. The collection presents works from different eras.

Swiss Woodcarving Museum
Schloss Oberhofen, Oberhofen am Thunersee

Find your fairy-tale castle: five magnificent castles are dotted alongside Lake Thun. They are either situated right beside the water or raised on a castle hill. Who do you think might have lived there? Immerse yourself in the past and enjoy the splendour of their magnificent, historical castle interiors.

Castles on Lake Thun
Sherlock Holmes Museum, Meiringen

Exciting for sleuths: the Sherlock Holmes Museum is located in the English Church in Meiringen. It is dedicated to the British master detective who encountered his nemesis at the Reichenbach Falls. A new experience display invites visitors to also seek out clues.

Sherlock Holmes Museum
Besucherzentrum CHEZ Camille Bloch, Courtelary
© Reto Duriet

Paradise for chocolate lovers: Would you prefer a Ragusa, or rather a Torino? The visitor centre of the Chocolaterie Camille Bloch in Courtelary in the Grand Chasseral region takes you on an interactive journey of discovery. During the course of this you will become familiar with the history of the company and the production of chocolate.

Chocolaterie Camille Bloch
Cité du Temps, Biel

Clocks, watches and timepieces: that's the Cité du Temps in the heart of Biel. This extraordinary new building combines two museums under a single roof. Discover your inner Olympian on a 9-metre running track in the Omega Museum and see why the bright and cheerful design of Planet Swatch makes it so unmissable.

Cité du Temps