Bern Switzerland

Bern Switzerland

What do bears, chocolate and Albert Einstein all have in common? Bern, Switzerland. This extraordinarily beautiful city, which happens to be the capital of Switzerland, is famous for Swiss chocolate, a bear park, and the Albert Einstein museum. It was here, in Bern, that Einstein worked out his theory of relativity, so it’s fitting that the city has a museum dedicated to one of the most important figures of the 20th Century.

This 5-minute personal video is a beautiful portrait of Bern. Here’s a 1-minute video featuring the top 10 things to do in Bern. Here’s a wonderful 3-minute video featuring parts of Old Town Bern, the famous Zytglogge clock and the bears.

FunFacts about Bern Switzerland (Source)   

  • Basic Information, quote: Bern or Berne is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their Bundesstadt, or “federal city”. With a population of 142,656 (March 2018), Bern is the fourth-most populous city in Switzerland. Bern is also the capital of the canton of Bern, the second-most populous of Switzerland’s cantons. The official language in Bern is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the most-spoken language is an Alemannic Swiss German dialect, Bernese German. (Source)
  • Historic Old Town Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Bern lies on the Swiss Plateau almost in the center of Switzerland.
  • The city was originally built on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the River Aare. This created a very protected environment and now constitutes Old Town Bern.
  • Bern is located 12 miles or 20 kilometers north of the Bernese Alps.
  • Officially, Bern has a temperate Oceanic climate.
  • 34% of the residents of Bern are foreign nationals.
  • Albert Einstein worked out his theory of relativity while living in Bern.
  • Bern is nicknamed the ‘city of fountains’ because if its 100 fountains.
  • The Bern clock tower is one of the most famous in the world. It’s called the Zytglogge. Basic information, quote: The Zytglogge is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower, centre of urban life and civic memorial. Despite the many redecorations and renovations it has undergone in its 800 years of existence, the Zytglogge is one of Bern’s most recognizable symbols and, with its 15th-century astronomical clock, a major tourist attraction. (Source)

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30 thoughts on “Bern Switzerland

  1. My first thought went to chocolate.

    Beautiful pictures thank you. The colour of the water in some of the photos is incredible.

  2. One thing that stands out is how clean everything is – even the air! During this hot summer in Florida, I could a big breath of this beautiful, fresh air!

  3. These are amazing pictures. I have been to Zurich, but not to Bern. Really enjoyed my trip there and hope to visit new place in Switzerland.

  4. Breathtakingly beautiful. I loved the picture with the rainbow. I collect clocks and I would enjoy seeing the Bern clock tower.

  5. What a BEAUTIFUL city. The river has the prettiest color to it. Been reminds me of something you would find on a puzzle. The houses are so pretty. I would really really love to go there. The bears are so cute too. Thank you Caris. This blog was a pick me up I needed today.

    • Marie,
      That makes me so happy! I’m glad you found enjoyment in today’s topic. I found Bern to be stunning as well.

      Caris
      Buckeye Arizona USA

  6. Now there’s a city worth the price of admission.

    Lovely architecture and such a rich history.

    In my imagination I would be skiing their mountains, but since I blew my knee whilst skiing in NH and VT, sadly that will remain a fantasy.

  7. Enjoyed all the pictures. I went to Switzerland in 1985 and went to Interlaken where they have a Flower Clock at the Kursaal Casino, went to Grindelwald, Blausee (Blue Sea), Trummelbach Falls & Lauterbrunnen. It is a beautiful country and the people were so friendly. AZ

  8. How beautiful! I’ve always loved Switzerland due to my love of Heidi. Also, my maternal grandmother’s ancestry is Swiss. She was born in the US, but she didn’t speak English till she went to grade school in the early 1920s.

    denise from maryland

  9. I watched “genius” last year when it was Albert Einstein, didn’t retain much though.

    Alberta, Canada

  10. Great photos. We just saw Albert Einstein’s life on the TV series GENIUS. WELL worth watching. National Geographic channel.

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