Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Bern do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Bern, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Bern
Information for Travelers
Bern is a political municipality in Switzerland and, as a federal city, it is in fact its capital.
The city is the capital of the canton of the same name and is located in the administrative district of Bern-Mittelland of this canton.
The first time many visitors see Bern, they are struck by the beauty of its scenery.
The capital of Switzerland is built on a sandstone mountain range, surrounded on three sides by the river Aare which flows through a valley.
High-rise bridges link the city with the high ground on the right bank and with the newer parts of the city.
Numerous museums and theaters cover a variety of interests, and visitors can enjoy streetside walks.
The 800-year-old Clock Tower (Zytglogge) is one of Bern's most famous landmarks.
Just above the west gate tower in the old town, this 23-meter tower is decorated with an immense astronomical clock.
Bern is rich in culture with events throughout the year such as the Summer and Winter Jazz Festivals.
The city also hosts the Buskers Festival and the Gurtenfestival, held in the middle of the year.
Houses and shops, with their street-level arcades and overhanging roofs, reflect the prosperity of the citizens of Bern in the 17th and 18th centuries.
And this charming character of the well-preserved historic center is integrated into the daily life of the city, making it recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Read about Bern in Wikipedia