The Federal Palace, also known as Bundeshaus, is another great sight to check out on your trip to Bern. The construction for the building took many years. It was started in 1857 and was finished in 1902. This particular building houses the national parliament, the government, and parts of the federal administration. It was constructed in the Renaissance style and it is most famous for its beautiful dome. Since it is the home of the Swiss national government, it is an important building in the city of Bern and one that should be visited and admired.