Although it has been the capital of Switzerland since 1848, Bern is still a very charming “town”. Its character is not destroyed by the fact that Bern is the headquarters of government, international companies, and organizations as well as an important transport hub. It is truly a unique place.
One of the things that make Bern so charming is very well preserved historic center. The Old Town as a whole has been named the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is simply a medieval city in the middle of the modern city, leaving an amazing impression.
Bern, which lies on a peninsula, is surrounded by the river Aare. Beautiful, turquoise color attracts people, and the habitants of the city in their free time enjoy the charms of a very clean river and waterfront. Boats, inflatable mattresses, inflatable boats, kayaks, diving … anyone can find something for themselves.
If you want to see the city from a better angle, a great viewpoint is the platform of the cathedral tower. It is difficult to walk up the 344 stairs that lead to the top, but the effort pays off because what you will see are the old walls of bastions steeply descending to the river, magnificent architecture, boutiques and charming streets, which are perfect to visit on foot.
Bern is said to be the perfect city for shopping and strolling because of the longest in Europe arcades called lauben.
While in Bern make sure to choose the best hotel possible, such as the gorgeous Hotel Baren am Bundesplatz!
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