Federal Building (Bundeshaus), Bern

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Home to the Swiss national government, Federal Building (Bundeshaus) provides rich historical and architectural delights. The grand structure was completed in 1902 and has become an iconic part of the city's cityscape. In addition to enjoying views of the building itself, you can visit its rear terrace for a superb vista of the Alps. Complimentary guided tours are also available when parliament is not in session. A tour gives you access to the building's ornate interior, steeped in symbolism, where a guide will discuss the history of the parliament and the workings of the Swiss governmental system. Plan your Federal Building (Bundeshaus) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bern using our Bern online trip planner .
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  • I had a guide tour and it where really interesting to get to know a little about the swiss parliament, highly recommended. I went on a Saturday and then the tour in English where at 14 o'clock. You ha...  more »
  • The guided tour is very informative and enthusiastically presented. It was quite impressive to be able to sit in the seats for parliamentarians. The reservation was very easy to make and the tour is free.
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  • I usually see the Federal Palace on television during debates or elections. What a pleasure to be able to visit the main entrance with its statues, stained glass and other curiosities. The visit continues by the Council of States and the explanations that go with it. The visit continues by the National House and the anecdotes that go with it. The visit ends with the Hall of the lost and the stories that go with it. The visit can be done in French, English or German. I would definitely recommend this visit. Be careful, do not forget to book your visit, they are quickly complete
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