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German Language Schools in Bern 2024

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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.
Population: M  122,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Bern, Bern-Mittelland District
Currency: CHF (1 CHF = 1.0945 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. 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 New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 132* (32% more expensive than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 88* (12% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:133* (33% more expensive than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Switzerland average): 6.13 CHF
    (30% more expensive than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type J
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Interested in a specific type of course? See our reviews of German courses & camps for teenager and children in Bern or other 7 different German course types in Bern.
Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at German language schools in other cities in Switzerland such as Aarau, Basel, Braunwald, Engelberg ...
, Geneva, Leysin, Liddes, Schwarzsee, Verbier, Winterthur, Zurich or see our list of all schools in Switzerland. You may also want to consult options outside Switzerland for learning German.
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