As a capital city, Bern is could be small as it has less than approximately 1.2 million inhabitants and is only the 4th densely populated city in Switzerland (first three being Zürich, Geneva and Basel).
Despite of its modest size, nevertheless, Bern got a lot to offer tourists. On the other hand, people really enjoy their visit at this magical fairytale world of the Ancient Town.
Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and hence, Bern houses lots of things to offer visitors, travelers and tourists. The city of Bern has lots of sightseeing places and attractions.
In order to learn how to explore Bern, you can simply start walking the medieval streets of the Old Town as a very unique experience. One of the most notable landmarks is the Zeitglockenturm which is known as the clock tower.
The clock tower makes you so amazed with its astronomical calendar clock dating back its technique around fifteenth century. The Bear Pits are also among places to visit. It is a landmark closely linked with ancient city’s history and also for its name and own importance.
You can also visit Bern’s late-medieval Cathedral which is Switzerland’s biggest ecclesiastical building. You really enjoy a picturesque view of the entire city as you are on the country’s tallest church tower!
In order to learn how to explore Bern, you should not miss the building Bundeshaus which is the house of parliament (established in 1902). It is a stupefying structure with a great artwork inside and an attractive square outside. The redesigning was done in the year of 2004.
While enjoying every moment in Bern, you are never far away from the nature. You can find plenty of green spaces. One of the most beautiful places include Botanical Garden in the heart of the city that houses approximately 6,000 plant species within its premises.
Another watchable green place is the park at the Bern’s own mountain Gurten. Gurten also offers magnificent views of the city and the Alps. Also, checkout Museum of Fine Arts that has a great collection of Italian and Swiss art.