Solo Female Travel in Bern

Renowned for its old-world charm, Bern is the captivating capital of Switzerland, nestled in the heart of the country, surrounded by undulating hills and the meandering Aare River. Known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, the city's charming Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasting a maze of cobbled streets, ornate fountains, and the towering Zytglogge clock tower with an astronomical clock from the 15th century. Not only is it a hub of history, but Bern also plays host to the Bear Park, featuring the city's symbolic bears, a beautiful Rose Garden, and the highly regarded Museum of Fine Arts, making it an enchanting blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and architectural elegance.

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Is Bern good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Bern is considered incredibly safe for solo female travelers. The crime rate is low, people are usually helpful and respectful, and public transportation operates reliably. Like any city, it's important to remain aware of your surroundings, especially at night, but the general atmosphere is peaceful and welcoming.
Transport:

Transport:Very easy

Bern is very accessible even for solo female travelers. The city's layout is compact, making it easy to explore on foot or by bike. Additionally, its public transportation network is comprehensive, timely, and safe. The locals are also generally friendly and willing to help tourists. English is widely spoken which simplifies navigation.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Bern, the capital of Switzerland, offers a myriad of activities for solo female travelers. The city is incredibly safe and you can comfortably walk around, even at night, to appreciate the medieval architecture. It hosts the Bear Park, the prominent Clock Tower with its astronomical clock, and numerous historical museums, including the Zentrum Paul Klee. Furthermore, the Aare River provides an opportunity for swimming. Don’t forget to stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old City of Bern, with its quaint shops and lovely cafes. Despite its charm and packed offerings, Bern does not have as much vibrancy and diversity of activities compared to larger international cities.
Food:

Food:Above average

Bern exhibits a rich and varied gastronomical scene, allowing you to taste both local Swiss and international cuisines. Indulge in the famous Swiss cheese, chocolates, or Rosti. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options are also available. However, dining out can be a little pricey compared to other places.
Budget:

Budget:Expensive

Bern is known for its high standard of living and consequently, high costs. While the city is steeply rich in history, culture, and activities, expenses on accommodation, dining, and attractions can add up quickly. However, conscious budgeting and planning can help some navigate the costs, but it leans towards the pricier end of travel destinations.

Is Bern worth visiting?

Lenny

Lenny

Taiwan

Family travel experience

I went to Bern in summer and found that river floating activity was quite popular. Unfortunately, we didn’t know that beforehand. My brother and I really wanted to try it Lol I also enjoy ancient vibe in Bern city!

Posted: October 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Amazing place super historical , the best of the best in culture. People are pretty friendly, all of them. Many places in the center to find and see, also outside hiking, for example ib Interlaken really nice views all over

Posted: July 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Bern safe for women?

Safety rating

3.9 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.2 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Soukey

Soukey

Bern is safe at daytime. Even though in the night you can have a safe stay. Its difficult to say because its depens on the day and your souroundings but i think you can have a really nice stay at bern

Posted: May 17, 2024
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I would describe Bern as a very safe city, I never had an incidence (neither day, nor night) since I live here. I am generally a bit careful after ten dark, just because I am a woman but had no reason here so far :)

Posted: March 25, 2024
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Amélie

Amélie

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Hi, i‘m Ame, I live in the capital city of Switzerland. I am a very openminded person who loves to get to know new people! I speak: English, German, Swiss-German, French, some Spanish anf learning Romanian

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Rada

Rada

About Me

Hello! I‘m Rada, currently a student of psychology. I love to travel; discover new cultures, connect with people and automatically expand my perspectives on life.

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Local tips

Amélie

Amélie

Switzerland

Bern is a safe place for woman. (Be careful around the train-stations at nightfall) Vegan food restaurant recs: • Tibits • Nooch Asian Kitchen • Kornhauskeller • Einstein Kaffee • Bärenhöfli Vegan food Take Away recs: • Rice Up • Pittaria • Subway • Hitzberger • Coop / Migros • Tulsi Thins to do: • Rosengarten (Rose Garden) • Bärengraben (Real bears in the city) • Swimming in the Aare River • Botanical Garden (Uni Bern) • Visit the old town of the city • Zytglogge (unique clock) • Parliament building Recommended transportation: • By foot, the city isn’t as big as it seems, everything can be reached within 1h of walking. • Bus and Tram (usually every 10min) Get yourself the SBB App for easy traveling throughout Switzerland with all the options for public transportation. • Train

Posted: April 16, 2024
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Stay with locals in Bern

Stay with local women in Bern who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Dina

Dina

Bern

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3 days

About me

hi 💛 i am a swiss woman traveling through portugal. right now i'm staying in lisbon and would be delighted to meet local people and to spend a few night living with them. i haven't done this kind of experience yet which makes me very curious. i am a aware person, like to laugh and meet people and get to know their way of thinking, seeing the world and feeling. i am looking forward to meet you, warmly dina

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Parnia

Parnia

Bern

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2 days

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Let's meet up and get to know each other. Currently student and looking for a job

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