Federal Building (Bundeshaus), Bern

(4.4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Federal Building (Bundeshaus) and other attractions in Bern using our Bern vacation generator.
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  • Very nice place surrounded by small restaurants that offer varied maps. There are animations as a market some days, a temporary ice rink. Go behind the Federal Palace to view playground.
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  • The Parliament building is the symbol of Switzerland, its Majesty and its grandeur is something exceptional! To visit whenever you go to Bern!
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  • There are guided tours on Saturday (with audio), but it is necessary to book before because the demand is very great. The good thing is that it's a free ride!
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  • There was a cool light show at night. Not sure how often they do it.
  • The federal parlement. A nice federal building, worth a visit. The garden is also nice with water fauntains
  • Try to visit the Palais Fédéral! It's a very interesting place with many chambers and rooms. Outside, the place is beautiful.
  • Go for the free tour. There are many interstings stories inside that builduing!
  • Very beautiful building with nice ambience and interiors heritage could not see much inside as reached late