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Information about Bern

Why Bern? The picture-perfect, Unesco World Heritage Old Town of Bern is the capital city of Switzerland and is built around the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century and its medieval architecture is found everywhere. With a population of almost 150,000 Bern is the fifth-most populous city The official language in Bern is German, but the most-spoken language is a Swiss German dialect called Bernese German.

Key Facts about Bern

Population:   122,000
Time zone: GMT +1
Region: Bern, Bern-Mittelland District
Currency: CHF (1 CHF = 1.0286 EUR)
Visa: Nationals from Austria do not require a visa for travelling to Switzerland and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Switzerland in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Switzerland on the official website - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA of Switzerland.
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Vienna
  • Student price index excluding rent:201* (101% more expensive than Vienna)
  • Student price index including rent:165* (65% more expensive than Vienna)
  • Price index food only:189* (89% more expensive than Vienna)
  • Big Mac price (Switzerland average): 6.11 CHF
    (41% more expensive than in Austria)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type J
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

FAQ about courses in Bern

  • International Language School, located in Thunstrasse 8 has been voted as the school with the best location in Bern.
  • The student price index in Bern is 131.71. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Bern with 5.0 stars out of 5.
  • 335CHF for 1 weeks is the lowest price for a German course in Bern. The average cost of a language course in Bern is 300CHF per week.

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