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Bern (capital of Switzerland)

Bern (capital of Switzerland)
The impressive 15th century Gothic cathedral, the Münster of Bern

The impressive 15th century Gothic cathedral, the Münster of Bern.

This is Bern

The minster with the minster terrace in front, once a grave yard in the last century it was changed to an open plaza. Lime and chestnut trees were planted and pathways were laid out, providing a pleasant park in the old city. The terrace towers over the Matte area of the old city providing great views over the river Aare.

This is Bern

The view from the minster terrace, all round the garden walls there are signs saying ‘think before you jump’ and a telephone number. Very thoughtful.

Nydeggbrücke

And here i am below the Nydeggbrücke in Bern. Across the river from the bears.

The bears of Bern

Since the 16th century, the city has had a bear pit, the Bärengraben, at the far end of the Nydeggbrücke to house its heraldic animals. There are currently four bears kept in an open-air enclosure nearby below the bridge on the far bank across the river from the old town.

The bears of Bern

Not funny!

The bears of Bern

Come on i’m serious get me out!!

Me in front of the Perhaps its most famous sight is the Zytglogge. Whatever that is??

Finally got out of that ting! Now i can tell you about perhaps Bern’s most famous sight is the Zytglogge (Bernese German for “Time Bell”), an elaborate medieval clock tower with moving puppets.

The Zytglogge. Whatever that is??
Near the Zytglogge.

Rudy fact  – Albert Einstein worked out his theory of relativity while living in Bern, employed as a patent examiner at the patent office

 

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Near the Zytglogge.

Another Rudy fact  – Einstein means ‘one stone’ 🙂

 

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Near the Zytglogge.

Bern is ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life. Maybe i’ll move here.

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