The BaerenPark is home to four brown bears and can be visited 24 hours a day. Keeping live bears in the city is not a new thing. The tradition dates back to 1513 when, on returning from the Battle of... more
As soon as he could afford it, Einstein moved from the Gerechtigkeitsgasse 32 about half a kilometer up the hill to Kramgasse 49, where he and Mileva lived from 1903 to 1905.
Actually these are both... more
The Zytglogge (or Zeitglockenturm) is a beautifully ornate clock tower in the city centre. It has become Bern's most prominent landmark and is a must-see on any visit to the Swiss capital. The clock... more
The Aar (German Aare) is beautiful sight and jewel of Bern. Aar is a tributary of the High Rhine. It is the longest river that both rises and ends entirely within Switzerland.
Its total length from... more
Bern Minster is a superb late Gothic cathedral; the tower of which is the tallest church tower in Switzerland at 101 metres in height.
I did not visit the interior of the minster as I was tired from a... more
Walking through the Old Town market we were attracted to the wonderful display of local cheese. Such a delight to see and would have loved to be able to buy some.
Notice the garlic by the cheese,... more
The Bundeshaus or Federal Parliament Building was designed by an architect named Hans Wilhelm Auer and was inaugurated in April 1902. At the time they were proud of the fact that building materials... more
In the Old Town of Bern, you will most likely stumble upon a few ornate little fountains topped by various different figures. The fountains, many dating from the 16th century, include the rather scary... more