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Wasserspeier – Spoiler alert!

"Wasserspeier" in Bern is a trick spot! Just go there and be surprised... it's an installation by local artist Luciano Andreani

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Art & culture

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Raum&Zeit – Field of love

"Raum&Zeit" is a tiny, hip open-air bar in a transformed shipping container in Libefeld (the field of love!) in Bern and is part of a remarkable park...

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Bars
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Relaxing
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Snacks

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Meier

Länggass-Tee – Authority on Tea

Tea lovers, discover Tea Nirvana above Länggass-Tee in Bern. Climb the creaky stairs for a relaxed tea experience.

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Coffee & tea

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Kreissaal – Late Night Cocktails

Their house specialties "Black Cuban" (a rum coffee cocktail) and "Fado" (port wine and whiskey) are worth spoiling yourself for.

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Bars

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Trallala – Where The Wild Wines Are

I especially like that they have about a dozen bottles by the glass and that they offer you to try several wines before you settle for a good drop.

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Bars
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Restaurants
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Snacks

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Kellerkino – Cinematic underground

"Kellerkino" Bern is a basement cinema with a familial atmosphere. Founded in 1970, it was first independent cinema in the country. Talk about underground!

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Cinema

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Meier

ISC – In Your Face

The "ISC" in Bern is the International Students Club -- here you get the kind of eclectic concerts where you can literally touch the musicians...

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Bars
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Music

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Alte Feuerwehr Viktoria – Still burning bright

"Alte Feuerwehr Viktoria" Bern used to be the city's firetruck garage; now it's a cultural centre complete w/ restaurant, library of things & bicycle shop!

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Art & culture
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Restaurants
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Shopping

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Egelsee – Lazy Afternoon at Leech Lake

Located in a posh residential area, kind of hidden behind trees and bushes, Egelsee is a calm piece of nature to unwind your mind and observe nature.

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Bars
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Coffee & tea
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Relaxing

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Meier

Bogen 17 Kiosque – Under the bridge

"Bogen 17 Kiosque" in Bern started as a pop-up bar next to the Wohlensee and below the bridge. It's quite a popular green oasis for day trippers & locals.

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Bars
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Relaxing
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Snacks

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Meier

Weyermannshaus – Europe's Biggest Pool

"Weyermannshaus" in Bern is the largest swimming pool in all of Europe! Since entrance is free, here you'll discover the true diversity of this town...

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Relaxing

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Sebastian

Meier

Seemanns-Club – Sailor Nostalgia

Seemanns-Club in Bern is a nautical-themed bar in a basement, open Fridays. Look for a door with an anchor. Founded by sailors, it's packed after 8pm.

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Bars

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Meier

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