Bern in Switzerland is certainly on the list of places to visit for many travel lovers. It is a city with an old quarter ideal for history lovers and surrounded by nature. For a day we visit the city of Bern.
The first question that arises is that its possible to know the city of Bern in one day. The answer is no. We included Bern in our itinerary when we visited Lugano and northern Italy. Bern was a few hours by train from Lugano and we came to know a little more and it was really worth it. Bern's historic center is not very big and you can easily visit in one day. However, to do so, entry into museums and churches or other points of interest must be limited. This post portrays our experience.
Map of Bern and some points of interest
Our day was essentially based on city center, the old town that is a UNESCO world heritage site. We started the itinerary at Bärengraben, a small zoo and park with brown bears, symbol of the city. Along is Altes Trandeport, a typical brewery that has its own production. In this slightly higher place we have a view of the river and the city center on the other side of the bridge. The city center itself is the main attraction.
We visited the Bern cathedral, a beautiful church that stands out in the middle of the old city with an imposing tower. Near the Bern cathedral, we pass Einsteinhaus, the house where Einstein lived. The house museum is on the second floor and it is said that this is where he wrote the theory of relativity. As we had little time we ended up not visiting. Very close, we stop again to enjoy a clock that besides giving hours is astronomical. There are some figures that move at the right time. Who knows the clock tower of Prague, is something similar, but less spectacular in my opinion.
Close by is a fountain, Kindlifresserbrunnem with the image of an Ogre who eats boys who misbehave at Christmas.
All avenues that we pass are very beautiful, always with some historical and architectural point of interest. It is worth stopping to observe the facades of the buildings of the National Bank of Switzerland, the Federal Palace of Switzerland, and the other churches that come our way.
Compare the prices to Bern. The airport more closer is the Zurique airport
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This decision depends on the purpose of the trip. To enjoy the scenery and see some of the cities of Switzerland and northern Italy, the trip can be made during the warmer months to enjoy the baths in the existing lakes. In winter if you want to enjoy the ski resorts.
Border and Costs
Border: Be aware that Switzerland does not belong to the Schengen area and has border controls. You must check the required documents in your country before travel to Switzerland.
Costs: With regard to travel, accommodation and meal costs these will certainly be high as Switzerland is a very expensive country. Valid money is Swiss Francs however in some places Euros are also accepted.
Language: The language in this region of Switzerland is German. In Switzerland, German is mainly spoken in the north, center and east of the country. In the west they speak French and in the south, Italian. However they are fluent in several languages, including English.
Popular resorts in Bern