Bern and surroundings
Bern is the capital and political centre of Switzerland. A great many international agencies and organisations, as well as companies operating at home and abroad, have their headquarters in Bern.
Bern's historic old town as been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1983. Bern also has a rich cultural offering, with some of the most important museums and galleries in Switzerland. Bern scores again when it comes to eating out: from cosy cellar vaults to gourmet pubs, from wine bars to discotheques, both connoisseurs and night-owls will find something.
If you would like to discover even more about the City of Bern and current events, visit the Bern Tourism website If you would like to discover even more about the City of Bern and current events, visit the Bern Tourism website.
Thanks to its central location, Bern is ideally placed for trips all over Switzerland: popular destinations like the Bernese Oberland (Jungfrau Region), Emmental, the area around Lake Geneva or Valais (the Matterhorn) are suitable for half-day or day trips, not to mention the cities of Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne and Zurich.