Visit the BARENGRABEN (Bear Pit)
Visit the BARENGRABEN (BEAR PIT): Since 15th century, bears have been kept in the city. As many as 20 bears may live in the 3 pits. On Easter Sunday, the bear cubs are let out with their mother for their spring outing.
This picture was taken near the Barengraben. I thought the architecture is very interesting with its triangular roof. Take note also of the bridge below which is Berne's oldest (1461-1489).
Arriving in Bern: Tourist Zentrum
If you arrive in Bern by train, go to the Tourist Zentrum in the same railway station. The girl attending the place was very kind and helpful. She gave as all kind of leaflets, a map and info about sightseeing, how to get to the attractions, museums opening time and, most important, when she heard that we were willing to visit Paul Klee Zentrum, recommended us to buy the BernCard, which proved to be a very good tip.
Si llegas a Berna en tren, ve al Tourist Zentrum (Oficina de Turismo) que hay en la misma estacion. La chica que atendia era muy amable y servicial. Nos dio todo tipo de folletos, un mapa e informacion sobre visitas, como llegar a las atracciones, el horario de apertura de los museos y, lo mas importante, cuando supo que queriamos visitar el Paul Klee Zentrum, nos recomendo comprar la BernCard, lo cual resulto ser un consejo muy bueno
This is one of the churches we...
This is one of the churches we saw in Bern. There is a very different architectural style compared to the Munster in Bern. I didn't find out the name to this one, so if anyone knows please tell me. The only thing bad about cable cars is very evident in this picture. The lines are everywhere.
Onion Market day
Every fourth Sunday of November, dozens of stalls are set up between the Bahnhof (the central train station) and the Bundesplatz (the square in front of the Parliament) selling onions brought over by local farmers, as well as fruits, nuts and vegetables. The onions make a pretty sight, strung together like big necklaces, in a bunch, or like a wreath or something else, each stall vying for the prettiest arrangement. Some are decorated as toys, while others are just thrown together into a bag destined for a more practical purpose.
Switzerland ranks as my...
Switzerland ranks as my favorite travel destination. Its natural beauty , excellent services and ease of getting around is a huge plus. The only downside is it is a bit expensive..oh not Scandanavian/expensive..but pretty close.Switzerland is one country where reasearching bed/breakfasts and hostels will pay off if you are on a budget. If youre hearty enough and the weather co-operates it may be the best camping in all of Europe.