Planning to visit the Bundeshaus? Check out our information below!
A visit to Switzerland’s capital calls for a visit to the Swiss parliament building. On Bundesplatz, you will find the Bundeshaus where the Swiss parliament is located. The square in front of the Bundeshaus has many fountains that you will see many children playing in on hot summer days. On Saturdays, the place is full of cosy market stalls.
Bern’s parliament has the privilege of meeting in a 64-metre-high Renaissance building, which stands head and shoulders above the city. The Bundeshaus is known for its green dome on top with the two smaller green domes on the sides. The entire building is open to visitors and is fully accessible on some days. Except on days when parliament is in session, when some rooms are closed. Besides the two chambers of parliament, the Bundeshaus is also home to the Swiss Council of State.
Inside, it is even more impressive than the dominant neo-Renaissance façade on the outside and it is full of sculpture, stained glass, wood carvings. It is a beautiful setting and should definitely not be missed on your visit to Bern.
The Bundeshaus is open for reserved tours only and are available in German, French, Italian or English. Tours are available for groups of 10 to a maximum of 40 people and should preferably be booked six months in advance.
The times for this are from: Monday to Friday at 09:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 02:00 PM and 04:00 PM. Saturday at 10:30 AM and 04:00 PM.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips you should know before visiting the Bundeshaus!
- During the tour, a guide will give you interesting information about the Swiss federal government, the city’s history and the 150 years Bern has been capital. You do need to book early in advance, as places fill up quickly.
- The Bundeshaus is located on a beautiful square, where fruit and vegetable markets are held regularly. There are also many cafés and restaurants, where it is pleasant to linger.
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Happy trip. Visit Marburg in Hesse. It’s a not big tourism hotspot but a typical old German city. There is also a cold vulcan with on old city on top. The Amöneburg
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