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Welcome to Bern

Welcome to Bern the city of Banks and Chocolate

 

Bern is a swiss town and was built in 1191. Duke Berchtold V of Zahringen commissioned to Von Cuno Bubenberg to build a city in a place where there were only oaks. Von Bubenberg destroyed the wood and built houses and a clock tower that worked from the city gate. In 1405 the city was the scene of a fire and its buildings were burned beacuse of the wood material that was used. Contructions were rebuilt  and although the buildings have changed since then the structure has been maintained mediaval. Nowdays Bern is the capital of the canton of Bern and the seat of the Government of Switzerland. There are a lot of things to see from the House of Parliament, the Clock tower to the Cathedral and the prison tower. Another place that deserve to be visited is the Einsten house in which he developed the Theory of Relativity.

 

 

 

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Night-life

Bern is a University town and pehaps is also for this reason that it offers a variety of possibilities and an exiting night-life. There are a lot of bars and discos like the BM1 club or the Club bonsoir but the most famous night attraction is the Grand Casino.

Shopping

Bern has a lot of possibilities for the shopping from markets, to supermarkets on simply shops but the thing that makes Bern unique is the long porch in wich you can find a lot of different shops. If you are in Bern you have to test the swiss chocolate that is famous all over the world.

Sightseeing

The major attractions in Bern are the House of Parliament, the Prison Tower, the Clock tower but also the historical museum or the Cathedral that is really majestic and striking. For who loves nature there is also the rose garden that is a large park by which is possible to see the entire old town and even if it is a place that deserve to be visited for its beauty it is also a good place where you can go to relax; there is also the Bear park that is not only an attraction but a place in which bears can stay play and relax there is a river inside and a lot of space for them. Bears are so important for Bern and are also its emblem. For those that prefer anecdotes there is the Einstein house where he developed the Theory of Relativity.

Time

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour

Climate

Bern is an alpine town and climate is harsh, especially during the winter where the snow is a normal event. January is often the coldest month with very low temperatures and also the summer is not so hot, then summer moths are a good period to visit Bern to breath fresh and clean air and see a striking town.

Public transport

Public transport in Bern is excelent indeed there are buses, trams and the railway (S-Bahn). Bernmobil is the company for buses and tram and you can buy ticket for the entire day or just for one way. Bern has a beautiful historical centre then is possible to visit also by foot and it can be interesting also thanks to some streets that are pedestrian.

 

 

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