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. Arrange to visit Federal Building (Bundeshaus) and other attractions in Bern using our Bern vacation generator.
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  • a complete tour is somewhat boring. Visit three halls, national, State Councillor and lobby. Beautiful building, painting and Swiss history
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  • This parliament is located very close to the Train station. You can get into a tram and couple of stops and you are at this foot of this remarkable building. My daughter enjoyed the fountain that was ...  more »
  • I visited this palace with my boyfriend and the day that we go in this place there are a traditional "party" where the people wears a traditional outfit and they gave a lottle present for all the visi...  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