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Botanischer Garten der Universität Bern

The Botanical Garden of the University of Bern (BOGA) is a diverse and colourful oasis in the centre of Bern city. With its enormous diversity of about 5500 different plant species from all over the world, it represents a garden of knowledge and learning, a kingdom of senses and a place to rest. It shows the fascinating diversity of plants and imparts their great importance for human wellbeing while raising awareness of their conservation.

Among the most important sections of the garden are the wonderful alpine garden, the palm, fern, and succulent plants greenhouses, enchanting orchids, Mediterranean and steppe vegetation and a medicinal plant garden. During the entire year, the BOGA provides a manifold event program including guided botanical tours and a leisure program for children. Cafè Fleuri provides culinary delights from April to October.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D
Opening 1860

Der Bauerngarten
Der Bauerngarten

Current exhibition(s)

Botanik in Bewegung – Humboldts Expeditionen

Begeben Sie sich mit Alexander v. Humboldt (1769–1859) auf eine Expedition in die Natur! Erfahren Sie, wie sich dabei das Verständnis unserer Umwelt verändert. Die Ausstellung folgt Humboldt in die ‹Neue Welt› und nach Zentral-Asien – von Berlin und Paris nach Havanna und Quito, St. Petersburg und Sibirien. Sie reisen in eine Zeit, als Expeditionen und Feldforschung noch ungleich grössere Herausforderungen stellten. Das Rahmenprogramm bietet Führungen, Lesungen, Filme und Zeichenworkshops.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
  • Science

Location of the museum

Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern


In the city center of Bern, on the sunny side of the Aare, next to the Lorrainebrücke.


Open daily.
Glass houses: 8-17
Garden: March-Sept 8-17.30, Oct-Feb 8-17

Café Fleuri:
May-Sept daily, 9.30-17.30
April & Oct only on fine days




Botanischer Garten der Universität Bern
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern
031 631 49 45 Telephone (Bot. Garten)
031 631 49 93 Fax (Bot. Garten)
  • Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport