Why is Bern the ‘capital’ of Switzerland?
FOR MEMBERS

Why is Bern the ‘capital’ of Switzerland?

It is smaller and less cosmopolitan than Zurich and Geneva. So how did Bern — also called Berne — end up being the political centre of Switzerland?

Where can I watch Switzerland’s Euro 2020 matches in Bern?
FOR MEMBERS

Where can I watch Switzerland’s Euro 2020 matches in Bern?

Switzerland sees new protests against coronavirus measures

Switzerland sees new protests against coronavirus measures

How to get the coronavirus vaccine in Bern

How to get the coronavirus vaccine in Bern

Swiss police intervene as anti-Covid protesters disrupt medics march

Swiss police intervene as anti-Covid protesters disrupt medics march

Police clear climate protesters camped outside Swiss parliament

Police clear climate protesters camped outside Swiss parliament

Why Bern is ranked Europe’s third ‘healthiest’ capital city

Why Bern is ranked Europe’s third ‘healthiest’ capital city

How crossing a road in the Swiss capital of Bern is about to change

How crossing a road in the Swiss capital of Bern is about to change

Separatist Swiss region plans June 2020 Mouti-exit vote

Separatist Swiss region plans June 2020 Mouti-exit vote

Bern airport fires six staff and slashes summer flight routes

Bern airport fires six staff and slashes summer flight routes

Opinion: 13 reasons why I love living in Switzerland’s capital Bern

Opinion: 13 reasons why I love living in Switzerland’s capital Bern

Discount ‘rescue fares’ available for stranded SkyWork passengers

Discount ‘rescue fares’ available for stranded SkyWork passengers

Afghan man held after bomb threat near Bern station

Afghan man held after bomb threat near Bern station

Slides into the river Aare? Now there’s an idea…

Slides into the river Aare? Now there’s an idea…

First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum

First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum

Saint Bernard dogs overrun Swiss capital

Saint Bernard dogs overrun Swiss capital

Bern politician wants to silence church bells at night

Bern politician wants to silence church bells at night

Bern considers flower topped urinals for eco-friendly street peeing

Bern considers flower topped urinals for eco-friendly street peeing

Two dead in Bern apartment shooting

Two dead in Bern apartment shooting

Tractor plunges into river Aare in Bern

Tractor plunges into river Aare in Bern

Bern joins ban on campfires and fireworks

Bern joins ban on campfires and fireworks

Shops thrive selling ‘day-old’ baked goodies

Shops thrive selling ‘day-old’ baked goodies

Swiss hike scrutiny of international sport orgs

Swiss hike scrutiny of international sport orgs

Bern cathedral set to lose tower scaffolding

Bern cathedral set to lose tower scaffolding

Residents flee as river Emme floods village

Residents flee as river Emme floods village

Zoo preserves dead cub for school groups

Zoo preserves dead cub for school groups

Bern’s unusual fountains tell capital story

Bern’s unusual fountains tell capital story

‘Tourists mistake Swiss parliament for church’

‘Tourists mistake Swiss parliament for church’

Zoo faces cruelty charges over cub deaths

Zoo faces cruelty charges over cub deaths

Prison director fired after affairs with prostitutes

Prison director fired after affairs with prostitutes

Police probe Bern train station deaths of sisters

Police probe Bern train station deaths of sisters

Four great Swiss cities for expats apart from Geneva and Zurich

Four great Swiss cities for expats apart from Geneva and Zurich

Sheep-eating lynx spared the bullet

Sheep-eating lynx spared the bullet

Bern pushes ‘global standard’ for bank data

Bern pushes ‘global standard’ for bank data

Swiss senate buries proposed balaclava ban

Swiss senate buries proposed balaclava ban

Facebook blamed for Bern techno parade clash

Facebook blamed for Bern techno parade clash

Swiss police clash with protesters at techno rally

Swiss police clash with protesters at techno rally

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Bern seeks new frozen dictator funds law

Police hunt killer following double murder

Police hunt killer following double murder

Released Swiss detainee arrives from Egypt

Released Swiss detainee arrives from Egypt

Dalai Lama draws 16,000 to two-day Fribourg event

Dalai Lama draws 16,000 to two-day Fribourg event

Swiss government backs away from Dalai Lama

Swiss government backs away from Dalai Lama

Thatcher remembered for sparking Bern protest

Thatcher remembered for sparking Bern protest

Bern police storm home of accused HIV ‘healer’

Bern police storm home of accused HIV ‘healer’

Escaped inmate recaptured in Solothurn

Escaped inmate recaptured in Solothurn

Prison inmate escapes in centre of Bern

Prison inmate escapes in centre of Bern

Healer ‘infected patients with HIV’

Healer ‘infected patients with HIV’

Bern pays 500 million francs in UK tax deal

Bern pays 500 million francs in UK tax deal

Farmer escapes jail time for killing hemp thief

Farmer escapes jail time for killing hemp thief

Bern plans to make tax evasion Swiss crime

Bern plans to make tax evasion Swiss crime

Swiss back Palestinian UN observer status

Swiss back Palestinian UN observer status

Swiss capital agrees on quota for women

Swiss capital agrees on quota for women

‘Healer’ infected students with HIV: prosecutor

‘Healer’ infected students with HIV: prosecutor

Nuclear plant shuts down for extra safety checks

Nuclear plant shuts down for extra safety checks

‘Death threat’ lifted for Bernese dogs

‘Death threat’ lifted for Bernese dogs

Investigation into roof fall at Bern spa

Investigation into roof fall at Bern spa

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Child’s raft in Swiss lake mystifies locals

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Bern pupils protest without permission

Bern bears to move to Romania

Bern bears to move to Romania

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Anti-nuclear camp cleared by police

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Sheepdogs maul man’s elderly mother

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Switzerland hit by major flooding

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Union slams post office over ‘wage dumping’

Muslim group to deploy ‘Jewish star’ at Bern rally

Muslim group to deploy ‘Jewish star’ at Bern rally

Bern top Swiss city for bike theft

Bern top Swiss city for bike theft

Three Swiss cities ranked in global top ten

Three Swiss cities ranked in global top ten

Swiss museum cuts off rhino horns to prevent theft

Swiss museum cuts off rhino horns to prevent theft

Four Swiss cities among world’s top ten most expensive

Four Swiss cities among world’s top ten most expensive

Swiss socialists call for crackdown on ‘hipster food’ at public pools

Swiss socialists call for crackdown on ‘hipster food’ at public pools

Bern MPs vote to accept 1,500 refugees

Bern MPs vote to accept 1,500 refugees

Spiez double murder accused to appear in court

Spiez double murder accused to appear in court

Partner suspected in woman’s stabbing death

Partner suspected in woman’s stabbing death