I'm starting my hopefully a long and exhaustive travel diary from my recent visit to Europe with my visit to Bern. This wasn't my first trip to Bern, in fact, I did go to Bern back in 2017 but I never really blogged about it. So I'm going to combine some recommendations from both my trips for visiting Bern for a day or more.
Are you ready? Great! Here's How You Should Spend A Day In Bern
Getting To Bern
We'd used the SBB app to buy Supersaver Tickets from Basel To Bern which was a considerable discount, but if you have a Swiss Pass (which is 100-120 francs and is valid for a month), you get close to 50% off. The train ride from Basel to Bern is between 50-56 minutes. It's quite a scenic ride since the Canton of Bern is also the beginning of Interlaken.
Tours In Bern
When we reached the Bern station, which is also the centre for catching trains to the rest of Europe (like Paris and Milan), the energy of tourists was unmissable. We made our way to the tourist information office only to find out that there are no walking tours in Bern. The executive suggested we walk through the city and helped us out with the map. Since my husband, Srijan and I were still recovering from excessive walking in Geneva, we decided to take it easy and make as many pit stops as we want.
The thing about Bern is that it's also rather small if you compare it to Geneva or any Indian metropolitan city..and I'm happy to say we covered quite a bit in a day. With a city map in our hand, we started walking from the metro station, stopping at Ochner to check out more comfy shoes, making our way to beautiful streets of Bern. Perched with Swiss flags and water fountains, the main roads are littered with cafes and shops making it so tempting for us to shop (I have the best sweaters from Bern that I wear to this day).