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Use the currency converter below to calculate the current exchange rate for the city of Berne. The currency used in Berne is the Swiss Franc. Berne is the capital of Switzerland.

If you are traveling to Berne, you will need to exchange your currency for the Swiss Franc. You may exchange your money for the Swiss Franc at most Berne banks or at specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus. Look for signs that say Bureau De Change, Geld Wechseln or Cambio. You may be able to exchange your money at the Berne airport, but exchange rates may not be the best. You should consider purchasing the Swiss Franc currency at a more favorable exchange rate before you arrive in Berne. You can do that by researching online currency brokers that do foreign exchange. If on holiday, vacation, or business you can also inquire about purchasing travellers checks (Travellers Cheques). Also, before your trip, consult with your credit or debit card bank about the foreign exchange transaction fees charged for using your card in Berne, Switzerland.

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About Berne

The city of Bern or Berne (German: Bern, pronounced [ˈbɛrn]; French: Berne [bɛʁn]; Italian: Berna [ˈbɛrna]; Romansh: Berna [ˈbɛrnə]; Bernese German: Bärn [b̥æːrn]) is the Bundesstadt (federal city, de facto, capital) of Switzerland, and, with (as of December 2009) a population of 123,466, the fourth most populous city in Switzerland. The Bern agglomeration, which includes 43 municipalities, has a population of 349,000. 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.

The official language of Bern is German, but the main spoken language is the Alemannic dialect called Bernese German; most residents of the city speak both. English and French are fairly widely spoken, but to a lesser extent. In 1983 the historic old town in the center of Bern became a UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Bern is ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life.


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