Tour 1 with Patrick Bo.

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 usefull 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 Patrick Ba.

Bern and its totem animal are very much alike: cute, vivid or sleepy depending on the mood, but most of all, both are resourceful. This tour will take you on a journey through time while progressing through the Old Town, taking you all the way to the oldest stages of the city, before Bern was Bern, then back to its most contemporary aspects. For Bern doesn't just have a recipe for the best chocolate; it also knows how to perfectly mix past with present to create an atmosphere of its own.

The tour is designed for people interested in essential and not so essential questions: Are Bernese people funny? How many languages can be present at once in a tiny neighbourhood? How colonial is Switzerland and its capital city? And, most importantly: What's the deal with all these bears?! Let's find out together!

 

Meeting point: Yellow letterbox at the Bärengraben

Duration: Around 2h30

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