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Plan Your Bern Vacation

Although Bern is the federal capital, you won't find much cosmopolitan nonsense here: the cuisine du marché, based on the freshest ingredients available in the local market, features fatback and sauerkraut; the annual fair fetes the humble onion; and the president of the Swiss Confederation has been known to take the tram to work.

Hotels

Bern Hotels

Bern has plenty of top-quality hotels, many of them with magnificent 19th-century characteristics: towering ceilings ornately accented with stucco moldings...read more

Restaurants

Bern Restaurants

Traditionally, dining in Bern has been a pretty grounded affair, characterized by Italian home cooking and German-style meat and potatoes. Two favorite...read more

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Bern Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Bern

    Lived-in history: UNESCO only made Bern a World Heritage Site in 1983, but the city's cobblestone arcades and clock towers have been beautifully... Read more

  • Paul Klee: Bern's Artistic Son

    It's ironic that Expressionist painter Paul Klee (1879-1940), one of Switzerland's most prolific and talented artists, wasn't a Swiss citizen... Read more

  • Bern's Arcades

    As Albert Einstein discovered to his delight in 1902, the weather has been bested in Bern. "Both sides of the road are completely lined by old... Read more

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