Bern (capital of Switzerland)
The impressive 15th century Gothic cathedral, the Münster of 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.
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.
And here i am below the Nydeggbrücke in Bern. Across the river from the bears.
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.
Come on i’m serious get me out!!
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.
Another Rudy fact – Einstein means ‘one stone’ 🙂
Bern is ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life. Maybe i’ll move here.