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Jose Carreira

Living in Bern, from Portugal

"Living in Bern, the tiny capital city of Switzerland, felt very hemmed in at first. But through InterNations I met the expat community and many nice locals."

Marina Salgado

Living in Bern, from Mexico

"I was amazed by the variety of people that I got to meet through InterNations Bern: diplomats, CEOs, artists and expats from all nations."

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Bern

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Bern expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Bern
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The Expat Community in Bern Welcomes You!

Gruezi, salut, and buongiorno and welcome to our expat community based in Bern! InterNations is a forum and community that was developed to help expats around the globe to meet friendly and helpful people in the same situation as themselves. Although Switzerland is a beautiful place and Bern is a lively cosmopolitan city, Swiss community life can be a little bit forbidding to outsiders, so it's important to make contacts. Previous questions which have come up in our community have included things such as, "how do you find a good hospital without paying the Earth?" and "how do I register to pay my taxes?". Our community includes old hands who know all the local secrets, as well as newcomers who are starting on the same journey as you might be yourself. There's so much to learn about this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern commercial city.

Curious to explore other communities in Western Europe, e.g. our chapter for Expat Singapore? Or you might think of stopping by at our Moscow Expats community on your next weekend trip.

Our Services for Bern Expatriates

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Bern Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Bern expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Bern like you.

Bern Guide for Expats

Bern Expat Guide

Expat Forum Bern

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Bern.

Bern Expat Forum

Bern Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Bern expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Bern Expat Events

Arriving as an Expat in Bern

Starting a new expat posting can often feel like being thrown into a bear pit, but Bern has an actual real life bear pit! The historic Baerengraben, where the city's emblematic animals were kept, is empty now, but the famous Bears of Bern are still there, in a humane enclosure nearby. This is only one of the ways that the city keeps its old traditions alive, despite its modern economy, now that the old craft of the watchmakers of the Bernese Seeland has developed into a variety of precision engineering industries.

The Best Network for Expats in Bern

At InterNations in Bern, we have a lively and vibrant community, with groups interested in outdoor sports, dining, and coffee and even just acting like "Spontaneous Souls", as well as professional networking. We maintain a professional, friendly, and respectful atmosphere, so feel free to ask any questions that you have about the process of starting a new life in the city or canton.

Our InterNations Groups contain some of the most interesting people you're likely to meet, so get involved today.

Also take a look at our network for Vienna Expats to experience InterNations all over the globe. Or you could take a peek at our community for Berlin Expats instead!

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