One Day in Bern Itinerary Story

By Agne Civilyte

Introduction

One Day in Bern Itinerary Story

Nestled near the Swiss Alps, Bern is Switzerland's fifth-largest city and the de facto capital. Bern is a popular one-day...

Day 1

The Best of Bern

This one day in Bern Switzerland itinerary covers the city's main European landmarks such as Bern Cathedral, Bear Pit, Gurten...

Day 1 - Stop 1

Have breakfast at Wonder Waffel Bern

Not too far from Bern train station, you will find the Wonder Waffel cafe. It serves a wide variety of...

Day 1 - Stop 2

Learn about mountains in the Alpine Museum

The Alpine Museum is one of the points of interest in Bern Switzerland that is usually missed by tourists. The...

Day 1 - Stop 3

Visit Bern Historical Museum and Einstein Museum

The Bern Historical Museum is one of the largest museums in Switzerland and the main museum of Bern city. It...

Day 1 - Stop 4

Cross Kirchenfeldbrücke bridge

After visiting museums, if you head towards the Aare River, you will notice a highly elevated iron bridge - Kirchenfeld...

Day 1 - Stop 5

Stop by The Parliament Building and Bundesplatz

The Parliament building (known as Bundeshaus) is one of many things to see in Bern. Founded in 1902 by Hans...

Day 1 - Stop 6

Lunch at Tibits Gurtengasse

If you fancy a nice and healthy lunch, head to Tibits Gurtengasse. It is a vegetarian restaurant offering more than...

Day 1 - Stop 7

Get amazed by Pfeiferbrunnen

The Pfeiferbrunnen or Bagpiper Fountain is a 16th-century fountain, decorated in vibrant colours and with a bagpiper sculpture on the...

Day 1 - Stop 8

Visit Kafigturm - a Prison Tower

Kafigturm is one of the most popular places to see in Bern in one day. Established in 1256 as a...

Day 1 - Stop 9

Explore Waisenhausplatz

Waisenhausplatz or The Orphanage Square is a plaza that was the medieval city centre of Bern. Today, it’s a public...

Day 1 - Stop 10

Look at Alps from Kornhausbrucke

From Waisenhausplatz head towards the river where you will encounter Kornhausbrucke (also known as Kornhaus Bridge). It is another high-level...

Day 1 - Stop 11

Stop by Kindlifresserbrunnen - the Child Eater Fountain

Kindlifresserbrunnen or Child Eater Fountain is another masterpiece by sculptor Hans Gieng. The fountain is located at the Kornhausplatz (Granary...

Day 1 - Stop 12

Count the time with Zytglogge (Clock Tower)

A visit to Bern is not complete if you haven't seen Zytglogge (Clock Tower). The clock tower used to be...

Day 1 - Stop 13

Take a look at Zahringerbrunnen Fountain

Zahringerbrunnen or Zahringer Fountain is probably the most famous fountain in Bern’s old town. The fountain was built in 1535...

Day 1 - Stop 14

Visit Einsteinhaus

Einsteinhaus (Einstein House) is the actual apartment where Albert Einstein lived and created theories about space and time. The famous...

Day 1 - Stop 15

Climb the Cathedral of Bern spire

A Bern travel guide is not complete without mentioning the Cathedral of Bern or Bern Minster. Founded in the 15th...

Day 1 - Stop 16

Visit brown bears at Bear Pit

Bear Pit or Barengraben (Bear Park) is one of the most visited attractions in Bern. It is a bear enclosure...

Day 1 - Stop 17

Visit Rose Garden and have dinner at the restaurant

Rose Garden (Rosengarten) is the most beautiful park in Bern. It offers panoramic views of Bern’s old town. The park...

Day 1 - Stop 18

Take a funicular to Gurten Mountain

The last stop of this one day in Bern itinerary is Gurten Mountain. Located outside Bern’s city centre, the mountain...

Conclusion

In Summary

This one day in Bern itinerary covered the main attractions of the city that can be easily visited within a...