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Bern City Add-On

Switzerland’s medieval capital
 
Add the historic city of Bern to your Inntravel holiday in Switzerland and discover its medieval centre, world-class museums and glorious gardens. Enjoy a self-guided city walking tour (with notes included) from a high-quality, centrally located hotel.
Bern City Add-On. 2 nights
Bern City Add-On. 2 nights
 

Holiday information

 

Bern

When it comes to Switzerland’s cities, size is relative. For though Bern may not pack the same diplomatic punch as Geneva or share the glossy financial powerhouse status that Zürich enjoys, this compact capital is charming, historic, surprisingly fascinating and easy to explore on foot. It’s the birthplace of Lindt and where Einstein developed his career-defining theory of special relativity, and the wonderful arcaded streets and grand squares of the Old Town are home to many tempting artisan boutiques and world-class museums.
With its Alpine backdrop, abundant greenery and neatly arranged rows of terracotta-roofed houses enclosed within a loop of the Aare River, Bern is also an extremely pretty city to explore. Climb the 222 steps of the Münster for a 360-degree view, or visit the Rose Garden for beautiful panoramas and the chance to see over 200 varieties of roses. From here, you can also peek down into the Bärenpark – a large park given over to the brown bears who have come to symbolise the city. 
 
Gallery
 

Sightseeing

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • UNESCO-protected streets
    The natural place to begin your exploration is the city’s UNESCO-protected Old Town, home to wonderful arcaded streets, grand squares, handsome balconied buildings and over 100 elaborate stone fountains. It is here that you’ll find the iconic Zytgloggeturm clock tower, with its revolving painted figures and famous chimes which start pealing at four minutes to the hour, as well as the Gothic Münster, from whose towering spire – the highest in Switzerland – visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the city. It’s also well worth calling into the Federal Palace; this houses both Swiss parliaments and is open for guided tours on certain days of the week.
  • Art, Einstein & more
    Bern has a wealth of museums, with one of the most impressive being the Zentrum Paul Klee, a bold steel-and-glass structure designed by architect Renzo Piano specifically to display works by Swiss artist Paul Klee, who lived in Bern for many years. Art lovers will also appreciate the Fine Arts Museum with several pieces by the major Impressionists and Old Masters, as well as further works by Paul Klee. Other worthwhile museums include The Einstein Museum, which charts the fascinating life of the Nobel-winning physicist, and his carefully restored apartment at Kramgasse 49.

    Most museums are closed one day a week (usually, but not exclusively, Monday), while a small number are only open one or two days a week. Please check individual websites for up-to-date opening times.
  • Roses, bears & more
    Bern is blessed to have several green oases right in the heart of the city. The Botanic Gardens cover a five-acre area and feature around 6,000 different plant species, while the Rose Garden is home to over 200 varieties of roses and offers the most beautiful views over the historic centre. No visit to Bern would be complete without a visit to the Bärenpark, either. Bern is supposedly named after its bears (Bären), who have lived in pits around the city since 1513. In 2009, they moved into the much more spacious park they now occupy, and can often be seen relaxing on its grassy slopes or enjoying a dip in their specially designated section of the River Aare.
  • Swimming, toboganning & cycling
    Without a doubt, one of the locals’ favourite summer activities is to take to the clean, turquoise waters of the River Aare for a bracing swim. If you are looking for something active but prefer to stay on dry land, there’s always the option to make use of the city’s free bicycle hire to explore on two wheels, or to ride the funicular to Gurten Park, from where a 500-metre toboggan run descends down the slopes.
 

Accommodation

The hotel is ideally located for exploring the city. 

We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
Hotel Kreuz
 
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  • Hotel Kreuz, 2 nights: 01 May 2019 - 30 September 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 May - 29 Oct 2019 £168 £50

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    Add £10pp/n (£24pn in a single room) if staying Monday-Thursday

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Kreuz, Bern (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 May - 31 Oct 2019 £74 £96
  • This information is for guidance only; no travel is included in our prices and you should pay locally for your chosen option.

    For more information about the airport, visit the Bern airport website.

    Getting between Bern airport and the city(9km):

    Public transport Approx. duration Frequency
    Bus 30 minutes three departures per hour
    Other options Approx. duration Approx. cost
    Taxi 20 minutes TBA
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • street plan
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour
 
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