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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.
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Bundesplatz, Bern 3000, Switzerland
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

Bern really knows how to present itself with class and this main plaza with is no exception. The children really enjoyed the dancing water fountains in mid-July and the ancient architecture is excellent.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robert A
Reviewed 27 August 2019

We visited Bundesplatz on a walking tour and there happened to be a farmer's market going on. I believe the farmer's market occurs on various days during the week and it was very congested as many people were taking advantage of getting fresh produce. Various...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Crvan
Reviewed 16 June 2019

Bern is the unofficial capital of Switzerland (some think it's Zurich), and Bundesplatz (Federal Square) is the capital of the capital. Most capital cities I have visited around the world have some type of demonstration going on, but not Bern. The Federal Square has an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

It‘s a nice event, more or less interesting depending on the topic. I‘ve seen it 4 years in a row. But it hasn‘t been translated into english yet.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AdrianK1094
Reviewed 26 April 2019

The Bundesplatz is the open square surrounded by the Parliament, National Bank and other very stately buildings. It’s best to check out the square on Saturday mornings as there is a huge food & flower market. During the warmer months, the water fountains are operating...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2019

My wife and I were in Bern on a Saturday morning and were stunned by the size and variety of the market going on in the Bundesplatz. Dozens of stalls offered all sorts of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meats, and flowers. Even more stalls...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

visiting berne you cannot avoid visiting the place of the parliamen if there is permit of visiting to discover the wonderful wall painting of tipical montain scenary.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jean Pierre B
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

This plaza is the federal building plaza and should be reviewed as part of the building, there is nothing special about the plaza other than it being part of the building. This will help eliminate confusingly confuse travellers like me. C U Around

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

The most famous square in Switzerland, in front of the parliament, hosts many events, including the grocery market several mornings per week. If empty, one enjoys the wonderful natural stone floor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 69philippm
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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