Things to do in Bern

Make the most of the Swiss capital with Time Out’s round-up of the best things to do in Bern
The Rose Garden Bern park
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By Chris Bourn |
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Bern Cathedral
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Bern Cathedral

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Even if you’re local, a visit to Bern Cathedral is almost always a pleasant diversion as long as you have a good head for heights. 

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Gurtenbahn, Bern mountain, Time Out Switzerland
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Gurten

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At 858m, the Gurten sports fabulous views over Bern on a clear day, and makes for a welcome getaway from the city. 

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Zentrum Paul Klee
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Zentrum Paul Klee

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It’s testament to the strength of Zentrum Paul Klee’s collection of works by Bern’s favourite artistic son that it’s not totally upstaged by Renzo Piano’s inspired building-landform hybrid. 

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Aare baths
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Aare outdoor baths

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A popular draw with the Bernese in the summer, who like to cool off in the green waters of the River Aare right in the heart of the city. 

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Kunstmuseum Bern
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Kunstmuseum

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Bern’s Kunstmuseum houses Switzerland’s oldest permanent collection. 

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