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Old Town Bern

Many people who have been to Bern will tell you that the Old Town is a 'must see'. And they're right. Lined with the peaked rooflines of traditional Medieval buildings, this historic quarter attracts locals and visitors alike with one of the world's longest stretches of undercover shops, ornate fountains and cobbled streets.

A smattering of hotels also sit amidst Old Town's beautiful limestone tradition, offering travellers the chance to soak up all of its irresistible charm. The Hotel Bell Epoque and Hotel Nydeck are both done up in historic buildings yet offer all of the comforts expected of a modern hotel.

Uncover Bern's secrets

Bern is a capital city of a different sort and if you pay attention, the local culture will pay off in spades. Hidden gems are stashed all over the city. From the pixel mosaics of Parisian artist 'Invader', to the surviving cannon ball indentation in the city walls from Bernese rebels in 1802, the streets are a treasure trove of charming peculiarities.   

A slew of hotels through the city centre will assist in discovering Bern, encouraging travel by foot to more easily spot the subtleties. Bunk up at the Ibis for comfortable rooms and cheap rates, or opt for one of the Sorrell hotels for mid-range lodging within 15 minutes of Bern's Tourism Office and Bern's Bear Park.

Bern Express

While Bern invites extended stays for exploration, the city is also great for those that are just passing through. A compact layout sees many of its main attractions clustered together, making it easy to see as much as possible with limited time. The airport is also less than 20 minutes from the city centre with plenty of accommodation nearby.

The Hotel Sternen Muri is a great boutique within 15 minutes of the airport with the Muri Tram Stop just outside the hotel. Charming exteriors and 4-star amenities help ensure a comfortable stay. The Airport Hotel Bern is within easy walking distance to the airport, providing simple but clean rooms for the jetsetter that needs to make a quick getaway. 

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