7 Sights in Bern, Switzerland (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Bern, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Bern, Switzerland.

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1. Naturhistorisches Museum

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Bern Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Bern, Switzerland. Together with institutions in Basel and Geneva, it is one of the most important natural history museums in Switzerland. Up to 131, 000 people visit each year and work closely with the University of Bern on teaching and research. The house's most famous items include the legendary rescue dog Barry, giant crystals from Planggenstock, and African animals in the collection of large prey hunter Bernhard von Wattenwyl. His historical three-dimensional model of native and African animals made the museum in the 20th century. The museum is also a research institution that focuses on meteorite research, paleontology, canine Confucianism, marathology, reptilianism, and arachnology.

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2. Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche Schweiz

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The Protestant Church in Switzerland, formerly named Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches until 31 December 2019, is a federation of 25 member churches – 24 cantonal churches and the Evangelical-Methodist Church of Switzerland. The PCS is not a church in a theological understanding, because every member is independent with their own theological and formal organisation. It serves as a legal umbrella before the federal government and represents the church in international relations. Except for the Evangelical-Methodist Church, which covers all of Switzerland, the member churches are restricted to a certain territory.

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3. Pauluskirche

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St. Paul's Church is a Reformed Church in Bern, Switzerland built by Swiss architect Karl Moser from 1902 to 1905 in an Art Nouveau style. It a cultural property of national significance in Switzerland and one of the best examples of Art Nouveau in the country. The bell tower is 36 m high and contains 5 bells. The facade of the church features a relief sculpture with a representation of the Apostle Paul with a sword. The stained glass windows are by the artist Max Laeuger from Lörrach. The interior features blue and green hues, with rich gold decoration painting.

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4. Museum für Kommunikation

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Communication Museum is an interactive communication museum in Bern, Switzerland. It was awarded the 2019 Council of Europe Museum Award. Founded in 1907, it is the company museum of Swiss Post. With the reorganization of Swiss Post and Swiss Telecom AG into a foundation, the theme was opened and changed its name to "Museum für Kommunivation". Since the last redesign and reopening of the permanent exhibit in 2017, the museum has kept museum guests at heart.

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5. Schweizerische Theatersammlung

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The Swiss Theater Collection (STS) documents the Swiss theater work. It consists of archive, library and museum. The STS is sponsored by the SAPA Foundation, Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts. The STS is financed by the Swiss Confederation and the University of Bern. The Swiss Theater Collection is located on Schanzenstrasse in Bern and as a collection is a cultural asset of national importance, KGS no. 650.

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6. Bärenpark

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The Bärengraben, or Bear Pit, is a tourist attraction in the Swiss capital city of Bern. It is a bear pit, or enclosure housing bears, situated at the eastern edge of the old city of Bern, next to the Nydeggbrücke and the River Aar. Although still in use, the Bärengraben has been supplemented since 2009 by the adjacent BärenPark, a larger and more natural enclosure alongside the River Aar.

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7. Bernisches Historisches Museum

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The Bern Historical Museum is the second largest historical museum in Switzerland. It was designed by the Neuchâtel architect André Lambert and built in 1894. Since it was initially conceived as the Swiss National Museum, the architect took as his model various historic castles from the 15th and 16th centuries. An extension to the original museum building was completed in 2009.

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