Bern, the capital of Switzerland is also its political city. Situated in the crook of Aare River- characterizes the picturesque, vibrant landscapes of Bern. The structure of Bern’s city Centre is largely medieval and has been recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural World Heritage Site. The Bernese has special affection for their cultural and rich heritage.
Bern lies on the Swiss plateau in the canton of Bern, slightly west of the center of Switzerland and 20 km (12 mi) north of the Bernese Alps. The countryside around Bern was formed by glaciers during the most recent ice age.
Bern’s most recent sight is the set of fountains in front of the Federal Palace. It was inaugurated on 1st August 2004. Bern has well over 100 fountains. These fountains offer gusto to the city. The Universal Postal Union is situated in Bern. Bern is home to 114 Swiss heritage sites of national significance. Great Scientist Elbert Einstein spent few years here in Bern and developed the Theory of Relativity.
The Bern Minster is Switzerland’s largest apostolic building. It is an impressive Late Gothic architectural structure, which was awarded UNESCO world heritage in the year 1983. Bern Historical Museum has approximately 5, 00,000 objects. The Burgundy Tapestries, the Königsfelder Diptych, the Graechwil Hydria, but also a range of ethnographic objects and old monies are all considered to be world-class objects. The Bern Historical Museum presents its collection through a diverse, multi-media approach.