The Einstein Museum in central Bern displays hundreds of mementos of Einstein's time in Bern, as well as interactive exhibits exploring his theory of relativity. Contemplate expressionist art amid wave-like architecture at the nearby Paul Klee Centre.
Holiday Inn Bern Westside is part of Daniel Libeskind's angular glass and steel Westside Centre. Shop for Swiss fashion in the mall or catch a movie at the multiplex cinema. Switzerland's longest waterslide is next door at Bernaqua Water Park and Spa.
Strolling the medieval arcaded streets of Bern's UNESCO-listed Old Town, 8 minutes' train ride from the Holiday Inn Bern-Westside. Stop on the hour to watch the Clock Tower's animated glockenspiel and climb the cathedral tower for stunning Alpine views.
Simply show your ID on Hirschengraben, Milchgässli or Zeughausgasse to take advantage of Bern Rollt, a free bike hire scheme running from May to October. Sightseers can save with a BernCard, covering public transport and entry to major museums.