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The social heart of the city, this public square is named for the bear, the animal that serves as Bern's symbol.
Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This square in Bern is always full of activity. When I was there, they had a market one day, and a petting zoo another day. The fountain is great for kids to play in during the summer. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in...More

Thank mlewiscps21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square has different things going on from time to time. I’ve seen light shows, ice skating rinks, and mini soccer tournaments all going on here. The light show in the winter is really cool, there is sound and it almost makes the building look...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This place tells a lot about Switzerland, not too big, clean, sorted, well preserved, secure (not a lot of police), impressive fountain, cosy, and also lets some puzzles open of course.

Thank haktus
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I was passing by this square several times in Bern. It is very beautiful in all seasons. For example in winter time they install an ice skating field, where you can rent the ice skating shoes or you can also bring your own and you...More

Thank VittorioDeFalco16589
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Bern is not a big City but it does have many great secrets, from the facade the Bundeshaus just looks like another beautiful building but take a few extra steps down beside the parliament building and you will find a beautiful promenade with tables and...More

Thank markthomas61
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The Swiss people often surprise me with their tolerance: In front of their government building they have the Bundesplatz which is quite busy with ANY kind of activity especially during summer. So while you are there, there is also quite a view from the Bundesplatz...More

Thank Werner S
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The heart of Bern, the social centre... This place is named after bear,animal which represents Bern city. Watch for light show at 7 pm

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A superb place in summer for the little kids and you'll see Asian tourists in skimpy briefs cavorting amongst the jets of water coming out of the ground - gush, gush, gush, giggles of glee. However, it's pretty boring after that. Often get an event...More

Thank Spekka
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Ok, it's the biggest square in the heart of Bern. So you when you are there, you get the feeling of space and you are able to look at the federal Buildings' facade from a distance. This was the main reason, why at the very...More

Thank Hans P
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is one of Bern's main attraction, it means Federal Square in English. This central plaza is lively and busy specially in summer where you can see kids and kids at heart playing at the water fountain guns around. There are plenty of cafes and...More

Thank loshens
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