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City Walking Tours: Bern – Capital Of Switzerland

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century.

Video timeline: 00:00 Preview 01:00 Intro 02:47 Nydeggbrücke 05:58 Nydeggsasse 08:31Gerechtigkeitsgasse 14:03 Kreuzgasse 14:53 Berner Rathaus 17:41 Kramgasse 23:10 Zytglogge 25:02 Kornhausplatz 27:40 stadttheater 33:33 Kirchenfeldbrucke 38:17 Einstein Museum 41:49 Kirchenfeldbrucke 45:03 Casinoplatz 47:36 Kochergasse 49:53 Bundesplatz 52:18 Barenplatz 53:48 Weisenhausplatz 58:35 Spitalgasse 1:05:09 Marktgasse 1:09:10 Münterplatz

Swiss Views: Streets & Buildings Of Bern (4K)

Bern, also spelled Berne, city, capital of Switzerland and of Bern canton, in the west-central part of the country. It lies along a narrow loop of the Aare River. The existence of the ancient castle of Nydegg, guarding a crossing over the Aare, probably led Berthold V, duke of Zähringen, to found Bern in 1191 as a military post on the frontier between the German-speaking Alemanni and the French-speaking inhabitants of Burgundy. After the extinction of the Zähringen dynasty (1218), Bern became a free imperial city. Gradually it extended its power by acquiring surrounding territory, becoming an independent state that in 1353 entered the Swiss Confederation, which it soon began to lead. After a devastating fire ravaged the predominantly wood-built town in 1405, Bern was rebuilt with sandstone. Although much of the surrounding metropolis has since been modernized, the centre (Old Bern) still remains intact from that period.

Road Trips: Fribourg To Bern In Switzerland (4K)

Fribourg is the capital of the region of the same name in western Switzerland. In the medieval old city above the Sarine River, the Gothic Fribourg Cathedral has art nouveau stained glass and views from its bell tower. The nearby Espace Jean Tinguely–Niki de Saint Phalle displays the namesake 20th-century artists’ sculpture. Occupying a Renaissance palace, the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire showcases medieval art.

Distance: 23 miles

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century. 

Scenic Drives: Canton Of Bern In Switzerland (4K)

A beautiful autumn day that we spent on a wonderful route in the Swiss Alps. A road where you meet the wonderful landscape of the Alps and at the end of which you are greeted by a beautiful restaurant called Pochtenfall. The route was: Spiez – Aeschi bei Spiez – Aeschiried – Pochtenfall.

The canton of Bern or Berne is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of ten districts and its capital city is Bern which is also the federal city of Switzerland. The bear is the heraldic symbol of the canton, displayed on a red-yellow background. 

Swiss Drives: Sigriswill To Gunten & Interlaken (4K)

Alpine drive from Sigriswill to Gunten and Interlaken. The canton of Bern or Berne is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of ten districts and its capital city is Bern. The bear is the heraldic symbol of the canton, displayed on a red-yellow background. Bern is the second-largest canton by both surface area and population. 

Walks In The Rain: Bern – Switzerland (4K video)

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century. 

Walks: ‘Wimmis Castle – Switzerland’ (4K Video)

Wimmis Castle is a castle in the municipality of Wimmis of the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. Wimmis is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.