Bern

  • Bern's city centre has retained all of its charm. In summer, the façades of the buildings are lit up by the sun.
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    Charming buildings

    Bern's city centre has retained all of its charm. In summer, the façades of the buildings are lit up by the sun.

Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Switzerland

The capital of the Confederation, a trifle provincial, has the look of a town in the countryside. But underneath its very proper appearance and its luxury boutiques beneath the archways, the back streets of the Old City of Bern are constantly brimming with an air of festivity and creativity. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage, the Old City houses a multitude of buildings and structures worth visiting, such as the Federal Palace, the mayor's office, the Clock Tower, the Ogre's Fountain, Grenette, the French church and the cathedral. You can also visit the home of Enstein, discoverer of the theory of relativity, as well as the museum of history and the fine arts which houses a collection of numerous works by Paul Kee, and also the museum of Drama. Another interesting trip is to go down the Aar river by rubber dinghy from Thoune right up to Bern.

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