Tour 1 with Patrick

If walls could talk, the city of Bern had a lot of stories to tell! Some are thrilling, others would make you laugh. As walls can't talk, we would love to stroll around the old town of Bern with you, dive into more than 800 years of history of this beautiful jewel and share some old as well as new stories with you.

 

In about 2h we will discover the old town, we will learn why people in Bern are so obsessed by bears, why it's legal to pee against the clock tower and lots of other useful facts about this UNESCO world heritage site at the river Aare.

 

Meeting Point: Rosengarten

Duration: Around 2h15

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Tour 2 with Nora

On this tour you'll visit the main sights of Switzerland's capital city as well as discovering hidden places filled with history which cannot been found in any other tourist guides.

 

Hear the story behind the "Chindlifresserbrunnen" (The fountain of the children-gobbler), find out why two french soldiers were killed by a barrel of wine a few hundred years ago and why everyone in Switzerland says that Bernese people are slower than anyone else.

 

Meeting point: UBS opposite the Loebegge

Duration: Around 2h

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Tour 3 with Miriam

Starting from its founding site, we will explore the beautiful old town of Bern and travel through the city’s thrilling history from Bern’s glorious times in the Middle Ages to World War II, when the Swiss capital was Europe’s center of espionage. In addition, you will learn about modern Bernese traditions and get useful recommendations for food, excursions and more. The tour ends near the Federal Palace. 

 

Meeting point: Zähringer monument 

Duration: Around 2h

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