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Tour of Parliament House
Free guided tours through Parliament House, the seat of the Swiss government, are offered several times a day.

Drink from over 100 fountains
Bern has more than 100 fountains that provide fresh, ice-cold drinking water. Tip: bring your own water bottle and refill it on the go.

Bear Park
Watch Bern’s heraldic animals for free right in the middle of the city. Find out more

Free admission to Bern’s outdoor swimming pools
Take the plunge for free at four swimming spots in Bern. Find out more

Free admission to the Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is a mecca for all lovers of flowers and one of the most beautiful parks in Switzerland. Find out more


2019: European Energy Award Gold
2019: Energy City Master with 87.2 out of a possible 100 points
Since 2017: Fair Trade Town

Find out all about sustainability in practice in Bern here

Sustainability at the University of Bern
The University of Bern plays an active role in researching, teaching and implementing sustainability principles. For example, it conducts excellent disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research with an international focus on topics such as climate, coping with global change (North-South) and the regulation of global trade (World Trade Regulation). It also examines topics such as biodiversity, resource research (in particular water and energy) and gender studies.

International networking
The University of Bern research centres that focus on sustainability are part of national and international networks, and their research enjoys an international reputation: Interdisciplinary Centre for Development and Environment

Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research

Network bringing together science, politics and business – the “Wyss Academy for Nature



Bern – Meetings

Meeting Planner

Hotels in Bern – Meetings