6 Insider Tips For A Day In Bern With Kids

Bern is not only the capital of Switzerland, but also perfect for excursions with kids!  

Yvonne from @kleiner_abenteurer has compiled the best six insider tips of the city of Bern for you.

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Stroll through the Old Town with Bear Park and Rose Garden

If you are really a Bern newbie, then a walk through the beautiful Old Town along the sandstone buildings across the Nydegg Bridge to the Bear Park is not to be missed. Björk, Finn and Ursina - the three bears of the bear park - can be visited for free. We recommend another ice cream from the Eiswerkstatt to go. What could be better than watching the heraldic animal of Bern splashing in the Aare and enjoying a delicious ice cream? Afterwards, the steep ascent to the Rose Garden of Bern is worth the effort. This effort is rewarded with a beautiful view over the whole city, many shady spots (and in the best case, blooming roses) as well as a great playground.

Dählhölzli Zoo 

Bern's zoo is a "must" if you're planning a trip to Bern. The Dählhölzli is located directly on the beautiful Aare River. Only last year the new ibex enclosure was opened, where visitors can become climbing professionals themselves. Many enclosures in the outdoor area can even be visited free of charge - as well as the playground and petting zoo right next to the restaurant.

Bakery Bakery Café Länggasse

A cozy "käfele" or brunch with children and still vegan? It's possible! In the In-Quartier Länggasse at BakeryBakery. In addition to delicious vegan specialties and great coffee, there's an extra playroom for the kids with a climbing wall, games and painting materials.

Museum of Natural History or Museum of Communication Bern

We can't decide which is our favorite museum in Bern: The Museum of Natural History in Bern convinces the adults with its always up-to-date temporary exhibitions and Pica's Nest, an adventure and play room with a huge beech tree, convinces the kids. Hours of climbing and discovering are guaranteed. The somewhat older kids, however, probably prefer the Museum of Communication, as it doesn't feel like a classic museum at all. There is nothing that can't be tried out, pressed, sent, played with and discovered.


The indoor playground with skate hall character is probably the coolest indoor playground ever. You won't find the typical bright colors and plastic elements here. Instead, there are all the more cool climbing and sliding options, a ball pool with a shark and lots of vehicles to try out for yourself. Absolute plus: The food is delicious!

Gurten Park in the green

Bern's local mountain is an absolute excursion highlight for families. Already the arrival with the Gurten-Bähnli and the view over the whole city is insanely impressive. Afterwards, several activities await the kids: a ride on the small train and the Kids Cars (Attention: Take enough change with you!), the marble run and the climbing frame with slide. In the warmer months, the toboggan run and the "Gurten-Seeli" are further highlights. In addition, a huge meadow, forest and several barbecue areas invite you to linger and enjoy.

About kleiner_abenteurer

The Instagram account​ @kleiner_abenteurer is known for insider tips about excursions and activities for children. The life and soul behind @kleiner_abenteurer is Yvonne, who is constantly looking for new adventures for herself and her family. The idea for the channel was born in the lock-down, when suddenly the always same playground around the corner has become boring and museums, indoor pools, indoor playgrounds were no longer an option. After finding more and more playgrounds and beautiful spots, we wanted to share these tips with other families.

By the way: The "real" little adventurer, is currently 3.5 years old and is of course with us at all activities!

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