Stroll through the Old Town
On this stroll through Bern’s Old Town, you’ll learn more about the city‘s 800-year history.
You’ll marvel at the late Gothic Cathedral (Münster) with its stunning portal and its depiction of the Last Judgment.
The Clock Tower (Zytglogge), our oldest city gate dating to the 13th century, awaits you and offers a fascinating show on the hour. And who knows, you might even meet up with a member of the Federal Council in front of the Parliament building. On rainy days, our arcades will provide shelter.
Come along and discover the Swiss capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site at its beautiful best.
Guided tour of Bern’s Clock Tower (Zytglogge)
The 13th-century tower, a remnant of the first city wall, greets you in all its majesty. For over 600 years, the bell has been faithfully ringing in the hours. But in its interior, time seems to be standing still. Coolness and calm await you.
The faithful ticking of the medieval movement is your constant companion. The approximately 130 steps of the spiral staircase (some of which are quite worn) lead up to the observation platform. From here you can enjoy a view over the roofs of the Old Town, stretching all the way to the Alps in good weather.
Together we’ll view the clockwork and follow the performance of the clockwork figures step for step, all the way to the famous third crow of the rooster. Join us for this unforgettable experience.
The perfect gift for collectors
You are looking for a suitable souvenir of your visit in the Clocktower? Order the clay model of the clocktower (Zytglogge), which can be used as a light- and incensehouse, at www.tonhaus.ch.
Bern's landmark, the BearPit, has been transformed into the spacious BearPark. In the new park, you can watch the bears climb, fish and play.
Tour Bern on a kick scooter
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bern while riding a kick scooter.