5 Top Highlights in the Emmental

5 Top Highlights in the Emmental

The Emmental is characterized by its characteristic hilly landscape of lush pastures and green meadows. The rolling hills are often crowned by conifers, giving the region an idyllic backdrop. A special feature are the traditional Emmental farmhouses, which stand out...
Kambly – Emmental pretzels

Kambly – Emmental pretzels

The history of Kambly began over a hundred years ago with the Emmental “Bretzeli” made according to grandmother’s recipe. Since then, the “Bretzeli” and a variety of exquisite creations of the finest Swiss cookies have been produced day...
Federal Palace in Bern

Federal Palace in Bern

Bern was chosen as the federal capital in 1848. The Bundeshaus in Bern is the epicenter of Swiss democracy. Parliament meets under its imposing dome, while parts of the national government and the federal administration are housed in the west and east wings. The...
Direct democracy – Swiss political system

Direct democracy – Swiss political system

Switzerland is known for its unique political system as a direct democracy. In addition to universal suffrage, the Swiss also have the right to vote on substantive issues. The government is formed by the Federal Council, a body of seven members who generally make...
Paul Klee Center

Paul Klee Center

The Paul Klee Center, a new architectural highlight, was created in 2005 as a landmark for the federal city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bern. The wave-like construction made of steel and glass, designed by the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, is worth a...
Gäggersteg – Gantrisch Nature Park

Gäggersteg – Gantrisch Nature Park

Experience the untouched wilderness of the Gantrisch region between Schwarzenbühl and Ottenleue on the Gäggersteg. In 1999, the storm of the century, Lothar, raged across large parts of Europe, leaving fear and devastation in its wake. The forest on the Gägger was not...