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Address: Bundesplatz, Bern 3005, Switzerland
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+41 31 322 85 22
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The home of the Swiss national government, this building's political...

The home of the Swiss national government, this building's political significance stands out in an otherwise quiet city.

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This is an impressive building with an excellent view from the terrace behind it. Worth a quick walk around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Interlaken, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Bern for the day I decided to stop by the Bundeshaus. The architecture, sculpture, stained glass, wood work, and art was very pretty. The tour guide was very knowledgable and did a great job explaining the Swiss government and comparing it to others around the world.

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an impressive building with an excellent view from the terrace behind it. Worth a quick walk around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Unfortunately on the day we were there we were not able to take an English speaking tour because none were arranged. So while we were not able to vie the inside grandeur, we could see the scale of the building from the outside and take in some great views from the promenade outside the entrance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The tour of the Bundeshaus provided a useful overview of the Swiss system of government and its founding myths. With many statues, wood carvings and frescos, this is one hour well spent in Bern. You can reserve tickets by phoning or visiting their website.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It was saturday and we realised that there was a ''open house'' event for Federal Building. It was a chance for us for getting in the Swiss Bundeshaus. It's a fact that the building itself from outside is very impressive and man can imagine how impressive the inside !!! After passing through the intensive security control area , you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

... that the Swiss Parliament building can be visited? Sign up for a guided tour in German, French, English and Spanish. Sign up online or in the government building.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stunning especially at night times, if you can make a visit Inside a great way to find out how Swiss Democracy works

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We didn't have time to go in but even from the outside it looks beautiful. Also, if you go to the courtyard/balcony right behind it, you get a good look of the city and the Alps.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

by day get a glimpse of the main meeting rooms of the Swiss Parliament, at night great mapping (son et lumiere) shows on the front of the building visible from the square

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A nice beautiful historical & great Building. Take a guided Tour and learn something of Swiss Politics !.. Online reservation possible ... very crowded during summer holiday periods. Interesting for families and school classes Dong miss this one ... This is a must in the Swiss Capital of Bern.

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