Bern is also a shopper’s paradise. The Lauben (Arcade) is perfect for a stroll amidst the beautiful buildings lined with shops. This arcade is the oldest in Bern and has been around since the city’s inception. It was a trading point for businesses at the time. One can shop in Bern in any weather and at any time of the year. Bern has enough to satisfy all shoppers and their needs. There are stylish designer boutiques, large shopping malls, street markets as well as quaint little stores selling souvenirs.