Federal Building (Bundeshaus), Bern

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Government Building
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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  • In the picturesque heart of Bern. Beautifully restored and well worth a visit. Excellent views down to the old town and the river.  more »
  • The massive, majestic and expansive edifice was begun in 1852 and completed in 1902. Built in the Italian Renaissance style, and designed by W. H. Auer, it is easily recognized by its distinctive copp...  more »
  • This was a fun place to run through the fountain, or not. As you walk through and behind the building, there are fantastic views down to the river and up to other spots. It was fun!  more »
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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