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Bern is a city in western Switzerland and also serves as its capital. Bern is among the top ten cities to live in ranked by quality of life, and its historic old town became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. The city is thought to have been established in the 12th century, and many structures throughout Bern date as far back as the 16th century. The city is a historic and cultural center, yet take a walk through its cobblestone streets and you will quickly find that the city has a lively modern face full of restaurants, shops, and festivals. Finding your ideal hotel in Bern can be a difficult task, especially when you have hundreds of hotels to choose from. With, finding a hotel suited to your budget is simple with the aid of thousands of user submitted hotel reviews, thousands of hotel room photo galleries, and our Google maps applet.

What's Bern Like?

The historic city of Bern offers plenty of modern shopping streets and restaurants to appeal to anyone. The Old Town is one of the most popular attractions, and this picturesque part of the city includes medieval alleys and Gothic town squares, as well as open air bars and quaint boutiques. If you would love to enjoy a sightseeing afternoon, take a rail car up the Gurten mountain for a panoramic view of the city. The Central Railway Station also fills the role of a shopping mall, and has plenty of high fashion labels as well as specialty stores.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Bern

Bern experiences a pleasant Summer from June to August, although the daily average the rest of the year is a chilly 37° Fahrenheit. Afternoon temperatures during the Summer typically reaches around 65° Fahrenheit, and have risen as high as 75° Fahrenheit on occasion. The locals in Bern speak an Alemannic Swiss German dialect called Bernese German. Even if you have practical German language skills, then this dialect could be difficult to comprehend, however many of the locals also speak English, with French also being a common language spoken by the Swiss. If you are lucky enough to travel near Christmas, then the snowy backdrop of the Bern Christmas Markets are the ideal occasion to come and enjoy some live music and traditional open air market stalls. The Bern Railway Station has direct lines to destinations such as Berlin, Zürich, and Paris, making it the ideal place to begin a Swiss or European tour. Before you depart, remember to check the website and make use of our Google maps applet for a virtual tour of the area around your hotel.

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