The Old Town of Bern since 1983 has been featured in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Look round on this cultural site and enjoy the charm of the cobbled streets, covered arcades and decorated facades. The Clock Tower, Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Bear Pits and Bundesplatz, River Aare, these and many more sights are key features of Bern. Bern is also the ideal place from which to undertake excursions into the surroundings. Bern’s offers you a wonderful view of the Alps and the Emmental. German language is spoken in Bern, but Alemannic spoken dialect is the main one.
Bern has a fine system of public transport, including three tram lines and several bus lines of various sorts. Like most self-respecting cities, Bern also offers the possibility to travel around town by Taxi. Train service from Bern to all parts of Switzerland is excellent and frequent. Bern is one of nine cities in Switzerland where you can borrow a bicycle absolutely free for up to four hours just by leaving them your passport or ID-card and a deposit of twenty Swiss francs, both of which you get back when you return the bike.