UNESCO World Heritage Site
The capital of Switzerland has many charms. Bern's quaint Old Town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is framed by the Aare river and offers spectacular views of the Alps.
With its 6 km of limestone buildings and medieval arcades, its Renaissance fountains with colorful figures, and the beautiful Cathedral surrounded by picturesque rooftops, Bern, founded in 1191, is truly a gem of medieval architecture in Europe.
Bern is a city of superlatives: most beautiful flower city of Europe, birthplace of Einstein's relativity theory, cradle of Toblerone chocolate and home to the largest Paul Klee collection in the world.
And because Bern is situated on a peninsula, everything is close together and can be reached easily on foot, by tram or bus.
The boundaries of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
Switzerland has ten places on the roster of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience the uniqueness of these places by visiting them yourself.