Population: 130,000

Elevation: 542 meters (1,778 ft.)

Tourist office information: Railway Station, CH-3001 Bern, tel. +41/031/311 6611, fax 312 1233

Driving distances from Bern to:

  • Basel 101 km 63 miles
  • Geneva 156 km 97 miles
  • Interlaken 58 km 36 miles
  • Lausanne 106 km 66 miles
  • Lucerne 118 km 73 miles
  • Zürich 125 km 78 miles

Rail/bus times to:

  • Zurich 0:58
  • Lucerne 1:05
  • Basel 0:54
  • Lausanne 1:06
  • Interlaken 0:54
  • Geneva 1:41

Closest airports:

Zurich, Geneva, Basel/Mulhouse

Events:

  • Bern Dance Days, mid-June
  • Gurten Festival: music festival on Gurten hill in Bern, July
  • Bern Onion Market: 4th Sunday in Nov.
  • Carnival in Bern: February