Specialty Shops Tour of Bern, Bern

Bern has an amazing range of shops where you can find great gifts and souvenirs. Take this tour to discover Bern's best wine shops, watch stores, bookstores and more.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Specialty Shops Tour of Bern Map

Guide Name: Specialty Shops Tour of Bern
Guide Location: Switzerland » Bern (See other walking tours in Bern)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: ChristineS
Galerie Trag-art

1) Galerie Trag-art

Galerie Trag-art is located on Gerechtigkeitsgasse, which is considered “the heart” of Old Town Bern. Here you will find a large collection of original Art Nouveau pewter pieces. This store sells quality merchandise and is popular with both locals and tourists.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

2) Puppenklinik

Puppenklinik looks more like a museum than a shop with its collections of antique dolls, toys and puppets. Check out the doll section, where you will find dolls of all different sizes and nationalities dressed up in a variety of outfits. You can find the perfect gift here for the children in your life.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Metalo Friedli Susanne

3) Metalo Friedli Susanne

“Metalo” sells watches that are an expression of your wealth and individuality. Since its founding, this store has been known as one of the best watch stores in Bern. The competent and friendly staff will assist you with your order and help you choose the perfect watch to match your style.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm

4) Münsterkellerei

Münsterkellerei is a wine store located in downtown Bern. This wine shop opened in 1981. From the beginning, this store distinguished itself from the competition by producing high-quality wines and accessories. New customers are always welcome and will be treated to a gift made by the company.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 6.30 pm; Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Ordona Collection AG‎

5) Ordona Collection AG‎

Ordona Collection is undoubtedly one of the most notable watch stores in Bern due to its original and exclusive watch collections. In this store you can purchase a watch that can change your image and style. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of Bern's most famous watch stores.

6) Bucherer

Bucherer is located in the heart of Bern. In 1888, Carl-Friedrich Bucherer founded his first store, which specialized in watches and jewelry. After more than a century, the Bucherer company became the leader in producing watches, jewelry and polished gem stones. Bucherer is a well-known brand, and many foreign customers come here to buy highly exclusive items.

Operation Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 9 am - 6:30 pm; Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm

7) Omega‎

If you are looking for a specific watch, Omega is the place for you. The store sells a huge and impressive collection of Omega watches, as well as a wide selection of watches from other brands. The staff is very friendly and always helpful.

Operation Hours: Monday: 10 am - 6:30 pm; Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday: 9 am - 6:30 pm; Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm

Walking Tours in Bern, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Bern

Create Your Own Walk in Bern

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bern is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Bern is the capital of Switzerland, and here you can find many fascinating attractions, such as the century clock tower, The Münster of St. Vincent, the Historical Museum of Bern and the Bundeshaus. Take this tour to explore the most notable sights in Bern; you will not be disappointed.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Architecture Tour of Bern

Architecture Tour of Bern

Bern has a very interesting and storied history. The city is the cultural center of Switzerland and has a wide range of architectural monuments and buildings to explore. Some of them will impress you with their unusual style, while others will amaze you when you learn how they were constructed. Take this tour to visit Bern's architectural highlights.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Places of Worship Tour of Bern

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Fountain Walking Tour in Bern Part I

Fountain Walking Tour in Bern Part I

Bern is famous for its 16th-century fountains, many of which include impressive original statues. Today these fountains tell us stories about events and heroes from Bern’s past. Take this tour to explore the historical fountains of Bern.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Nightlife Tour of Bern

Nightlife Tour of Bern

When the sun goes down, you can enjoy another side of Bern – its nightlife. Bars and lounges can be found throughout the city, which will keep you entertained with a wide range of cocktails, music and shows. Take this tour to discover Bern's funkiest nightspots and to have an unforgettable night on the town.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Museum and Gallery Tour of Bern

Museum and Gallery Tour of Bern

Bern has an amazing array of museums and galleries to visit. Learn about the culture of the Swiss Alps. Check out what's new in contemporary art. View historical photos of Bern. Take this tour to do all this and more as you visit Bern's most famous museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km

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Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Bern, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

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