13 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 13 sights are available in Bern, Switzerland.

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1. Old City

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The Old City is the medieval city center of Bern, Switzerland. Built on a narrow hill bordered on three sides by the river Aare, its compact layout has remained essentially unchanged since its construction during the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Despite a major fire in 1405, after which much of the city was rebuilt in sandstone, and substantial construction efforts in the eighteenth century, Bern's old city has retained its medieval character.

Wikipedia: Old City (Bern) (EN)

2. Münster

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Münster André P. Holzer, Bern / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Bern Minster is a Swiss Reformed cathedral, in the old city of Bern, Switzerland. Built in the Gothic style, its construction started in 1421. Its tower, with a height of 100.6 m (330 ft), was only completed in 1893. It is the tallest cathedral in Switzerland and is a Cultural Property of National Significance.

Wikipedia: Bern Minster (EN)

3. Protestant Church in Switzerland

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The Protestant Church in Switzerland (PCS), 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.

Wikipedia: Protestant Church of Switzerland (EN)

4. Trinity Church

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The Church of the Holy Trinity of Bern is a Roman Catholic cathedral located at 6 Taubenstrasse, Bern. The Church of Holy Trinity was built between 1896 and 1899, with theologian and art historian Jacob Stamler serving as Catholic vicar in Bern from 1876 to 1906 and later as bishop in the diocese of Basel. Because of its importance as "an outstanding place of worship and piety......", its architectural style and decoration, it was declared "an outstanding place of sacred worship and piety......" on June 6, 1975. He was ordained by Pope Pius XII on April 4, 1956. It was named a chapel.

Wikipedia: Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Bern) (DE)

5. Saint Paul's Church

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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.

Wikipedia: St. Paul's Church, Bern (EN)

6. Casino

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Bern Casino, tentatively known at the turn of the century as Bern Cultural Casino, is a concert hall located at Casinoplatz 1, formerly at Herrengasse 25, in Bern and the country's important cultural property, KGS-No. 8996. From 2017 to September 2019, Bern Casino was closed and completely renovated. Since then, it has had several gourmet concepts-bistro bars, salons, executive tables and guild tables-and combined them with cultural events, the most famous of which is the Berne Symphony Orchestra.

Wikipedia: Casino Bern (DE)

7. Schweizerische Theatersammlung

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

Wikipedia: Schweizerische Theatersammlung (DE)

8. Historical Museum of Bern

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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.

Wikipedia: Bern Historical Museum (EN)

9. Synagogue

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The Bern synagogue was built in 1905 in the so-called Moorish style. On 19 September 1906, Rabbi Martin Littman (1864-1945) was inaugurated in the presence of the larger sister congregation, authorities, city clergy, delegations from Burgerrat and the University of Bern. It was built according to the plan of Edward Reby, who designed the Church of St. Ursula with Ernst Sarchili.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Bern) (DE)

10. Gewerbeschule

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The gibb Berufsfachschule Bern is the largest vocational school in Switzerland. It offers both basic vocational education and training and the vocational baccalaureate. In addition, various continuing education courses are offered, including higher technical colleges (HF).

Wikipedia: Gewerblich Industrielle Berufsschule Bern (DE)

11. Heiliggeistkirche

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The Church of the Holy Ghost is a Swiss Reformed Church in Bern, Switzerland. The Swiss heritage site of national significance building is located at Spitalgasse 44 in the Old City of Bern. It is one of largest Swiss Reformed churches in Switzerland.

Wikipedia: Church of the Holy Ghost, Bern (EN)

12. Kornhausbrücke

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Kornhausbrücke Photo uploaded by User:RicciSpeziari. Photographer: Riccardo Speziari / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Kornhausbrücke is a road bridge in Bern, Switzerland. It spans the river valley of the Aare and connects the old town in district I with the northern quarters Altenberg, Spitalacker and Breitenrain of district V.

Wikipedia: Kornhausbrücke (Bern) (DE)

13. Anna Seiler Fountain

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Anna Seiler Fountain Mike Lehmann / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Anna-Seiler-Brunnen is a fountain on Marktgasse in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern.

Wikipedia: Anna-Seiler-Brunnen (EN)

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