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About Bern

Bern or Berne is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their "federal city", in German Bundesstadt, French ville fédérale, and Italian città federale. With a population of about 140,000 (as of 2019), Bern is the fifth-most populous city in Switzerland. The Bern agglomeration, which includes 36 municipalities, had a population of 406,900 in 2014. The metropolitan area had a population of 660,000 in 2000. Bern is also the capital of the canton of Bern, the second-most populous of Switzerland's cantons.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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It is currently 5:45 PM in Bern. Bern uses W. Europe Standard Time and also supports W. Europe Daylight Time.