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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“light show” (10 reviews)
“national bank” (4 reviews)
“night light” (3 reviews)
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Bern, Switzerland
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"light show"
in 10 reviews
"national bank"
in 4 reviews
"night light"
in 3 reviews
"federal building"
in 7 reviews
"swiss cheese"
in 2 reviews
"family friendly place"
in 2 reviews
"large square"
in 2 reviews
"kids play"
in 2 reviews
"impressive building"
in 4 reviews
"farmers market"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"water fountain"
in 3 reviews
"old town"
in 9 reviews
"visiting bern"
in 2 reviews
"the river"
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"parliament"
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"government"
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Another iconic landmark of the Old Town and where the seat of Parliament is situated. The building itself is beautiful and is well worth including in a walking tour. The walking path area behind the building provides a spectacular view of the surrounding area and...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a beautiful building on a beautiful site. The view is outstanding for the captial of Switzerland. We even saw one of the primary politicians walking on the sidewalk.

Thank Debbie L
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Lovely platz right by the Parliament. Beautiful statues and fountains right there. Lots of cafes to sit down and people watch.

1  Thank chitownsam
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Its a nice place for walking around in bundesplatz after visiting & touring the federal building. Across the federal building, there are tons of restaurants, so sitting on the table in outside the restaurants or cafes and seeing people or relaxing with drink!

1  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

It's simply the parliament of Switzerland. So if you are in Bern its part of your city walk and a nice place to visit. In summer in front there are fountains for kids to play and very often there is an open marked with vegetables...More

2  Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

It is a very special place right in the middle of the old town. Fantastic to look at. If you have small kids and it is summer, don't forget to take same bathing clothes. There is a fountain that kids love to play with while...More

Thank Vilsgra
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is where all politician goes to vote - a MUST SEE in Bern - it might be possible you see a DIPLOMATIC with your own eyes

Thank yogicaterina
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

On the facade of the building depiciting the history of the area. Very Very professionally done. Lasts about 20 minutes. Well worth the low temperatures.

1  Thank TravellingTibby
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I found this to be best to visit at night in the dark. Everything is lit up and the photo opportunities are better. Also there are a lot less people around.

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

The imposing Federal Building square is literally a light show at night and a must see if you are visiting Bern. Traffic is limited in this part of time so it is best experienced by foot. Not to be missed!

1  Thank genevatopreviewer
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