Bern is the capital of Switzerland. It is not a huge City, but a beaurtiful town. Everything is small and close together. I love Bern!
The old town of Bern
Shopping under the arches of the main street in the old town is real fun. It is pitoresque and the atmosphere is similar to that around the 1600’s. The old town is complete, all the houses are really old and and so is the town scape, which is original too.
The Federal Palace
The Federal Palace is the site of the Swiss government and the two chambers of parliament.
On the other side of the Federal Palace is the Bundesterrasse. From there, we enjoy a beautiful view over the river Aare and the lower part of Bern, called Marzili.
This video shows the best sides of the Swiss capital.
The river Aare
Some citizens spend many hours swimming in the Aare in summer.