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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

Altenbergrain 21, Bern 3013, Switzerland
+41 31 631 49 45
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It's just across the bridge from old town but very few people were there. We stumbled on it when... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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We were Not impressive and total let down as I was expecting to see colorful flowers but there were... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
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Affiliated with the University of Bern, these gardens are home to exotic plants from all over the world.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Altenbergrain 21, Bern 3013, Switzerland
+41 31 631 49 45
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's just across the bridge from old town but very few people were there. We stumbled on it when one of our group noticed it in a guide book and it was near our hotel. End of summer, so maybe not as colorful as earlier...More

Thank williambA2447DF
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were Not impressive and total let down as I was expecting to see colorful flowers but there were few- not many colorful or vibrant flowers or plants! There was lots of weedi going on! Being the only people there, should tell you something about...More

Thank Tranquillo
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Not the most colourful botanical garden or extensive one we have visited, but there is a certain quiet magic here and suggest set aside an hour to “chill & relax” walking around the gardens Many people, we assume locals from Bern, were picnicking in the...More

Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful walk around, to chill. Little sights of the river make it stunning and the whole atmosphere is very calm. It's a shame that certain areas like the orangery seemed not to be accessible for some reason? Other than that, it was a...More

Thank EllieRed
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Such an interesting garden: beautiful specimen trees set on a steep river bank. The gardens in early summer have been let to go a little wild. The most beautiful,pond alight with sparkling dragonflies of a bright blue. Very much a domestic garden in its relaxed...More

Thank TaranakiJim
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's wonderful and peaceful. Ideal for walking and start point for sightseeing. Location in along the river and close to the city center

Thank Martina N
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Small garden, nice place if you want to come and relax there, but nothing else special. The entrance is free of charge which makes it especially attractive. It may be difficult for elderly people to climb up the hill on the way back to the...More

Thank pavel_klyuyev
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I had to wain in Bern for 3 hrs for my next train, so I went here because it was close to the train station, around 10 min walking (something like that..). It is very small, but I enjoyed the sight. Very good to relax...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Pretty little garden to have a nice walk around.We have visited it in December,when it certainly wasn't in its full glory cause all the plants looked half dead lol...if you go there try visiting in the spring or summer :)

Thank sanjabg85
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Worth a visit if you're in the area. Botanically diverse considering its size, with several themed greenhouses. Good for a picnic in summer, and access to the river. There is a coffee shop in the Gardens that is open only in summer.

Thank Andre M
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