Bundeshaus

sights / Architecture

Bundeshaus information

Location
Bern , Switzerland
Address
Bundesplatz
Telephone
+41 31 322 85 22
More information
www.parliament.ch
Opening hours
tours 11.30am & 3pm Mon-Fri, 11.30am, 2pm & 3pm Sat
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Home of the Swiss Federal Assembly, the Florentine-style Bundeshaus (1902) contains statues of the nation’s founding fathers, a stained-glass dome adorned with cantonal emblems and a 214-bulb chandelier. When parliament is in recess, there are 45-minute tours (in English at 2pm every other Saturday; reserve ahead). During parliamentary sessions, bring official ID to watch from the public gallery.

The adjacent Bundesplatz features 26 illuminated water jets , representing every Swiss canton; it's the perfect summertime playground for kids.