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  • The Bachese with the Bernese Alps beyond
    The Bachese with the Bernese Alps beyond
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  • Ice covered lake
    Ice covered lake
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  • A pretty creek running off the mountains
    A pretty creek running off the mountains
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Kanton Bern Favorites

  • Old town

    Bern Favorites

    Bern's citizens discovered the advantage of adding arcades to their houses already in the late middle ages. The houses can be enlarged without buying more ground if the sidewalks are covered, and the shops are protected from the weather. Most streets have arcades on both sides with many little shops underneath. Pedestrians can walk and stroll...

  • Fountains

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    Already in the middle ages the town had a supply system of running water, first with small wooden fountains. From the 16th century, the fountains were erected in stone and decorated with sculptures. Have a closer look at them. They are all different. Some show biblical themes, others allegories or historical figures. One of them is really scary,...

  • Markets and shopping

    Bern Favorites

    Go shopping! I've heard that Bern is a big shopping destination for many people. The good thing about the city is that even in terrible weather, snow/rain, most of the city is made of covered arcades, or shops. So you could wander around under the roofs of all the covered stores.

  • River Aare

    Bern Favorites

    The park next to the cathedral is a great place at dusk, when people gather here to see the sunset behind the Kirchenfeld Bridge high above the Aare river. The park is on its own little terrace above the river so views also include the pretty riverside quarter called Matte and across to the other side. Apart from being in the shadow of the...

  • Cathedral - Münster

    Bern Favorites

    When visiting Bern, it is absolutely necessary to go up to the top of the Münster Cathedral. The hundred + steps and the small entrance fee are worth it to see the city spread out beneath your feet. On a clear day, there is a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. The Münster was unveiled in all its new found glory on the 9th of November 2002...

  • House of Parliament

    Bern Favorites

    This building is the house of parliament. Guided tours Daily In English, French, German and Italian Monday through Saturday at 9 :00 a.m., 10 :a.m., 11 :a.m., 2 :00 p.m., 3 :p.m. and 4 :p.m. The Federal Palace will be closed to visitors: from 15 September through 11 October 2005 (Autumn session) 28 November 2005 (Zibelemärit) from 23...

  • Famous Swiss Song - Sidi abdel assar vo...

    Lyrics to Dr Sidi Abdel Assar Vo El Hama :Original by Mani matter - Translationsidi abdel assar from el hamasaw one morning wearing his pyjamasin the road near the mosque, no liestwo beautiful eyes this was the beginning of his dramaIt was the daughter of mohamed mustafaabdel assar coulden’t sleepuntil he proposed mohamed to take her to his keepand...

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