Beautiful Bern's Old Town: Self Guided Audio Tour

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Enjoy this guide to the Old Town’s Fountains, Clocktowers, and Legends. Get to know Bern: the city with three bears, two languages, and a Federal Government.


  • Stroll through Bundesplatz, home to Switzerland’s federal government
  • Gaze upon the tallest spire in Switzerland at the Cathedral of Bern
  • Learn about the Cantonal system of governance
  • Enjoy the colourful Zytglogge clock tower and its hourly performance
  • Get unlimited use of the tour before your booking date and after it


People say that Bern’s residents are more relaxed and move at a slower pace than those in other Swiss cities. Despite being the seat of the federal government, the city has an unmistakably laid-back feel. On this walking tour through Bern’s medieval Old Town, you’ll see just what makes the city so walkable. You’ll also see where Dr. Albert Einstein once lived, find out about other traces of him around the city, and hear about the Old Town’s famous three bears. This tour starts at the Baldachin Bern Bahnhofplatz train station. From there, you’ll make your way through arcades and side streets to see the well-preserved medieval architecture that gave the area its UNESCO World Heritage status. Tour producer, Cynthis Toole, will show you Switzerland’s Federal Place and tell you why we don’t use the word capital city. You’ll take in the Old Town’s most important sites including the Käfigturm and Zytglogge clock towers, the Bern City Hall, zur Chäshütte (a cheese shop with a cellar on site), and several fountains – one of which shows an ogre eating a baby. You’ll find out where the best outdoor markets are located, why there are so many bears in town, and the Aare River’s best vantage points. The tour ends at the Münsterplattform, a medieval park with a deep history, a spectacular view, and a lovely cafe.


Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap app for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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