Bern – Switzerland
By its area and population, the capital of Switzerland is the second city after Graubünden and Zürich correspondingly. Traveling to Switzerland one should visit Bern to see the sights and to make shopping.
Shopping in Bern seems to be a breathtaking adventure: colorful shops of Spital and Marktgasse streets offer all sorts of things. Even a nasty weather won’t prevent effective shopping – the arcades range along 6 km, forming one of the longest covered shopping promenades in Europe. Having bought all the necessary tourists have a sneak at charming restaurants and cafes, enjoying their unique design and cuisine – eating and drinking in Switzerland is always a little holiday in itself.
After successful shopping and delicious food, sightseeings come. They are large in number in every part of Switzerland, and Bern is no exception. Among the most famous are: Art Gallery offering a broad spectrum of Bernese, national and international art, Einstein House, Landshut-Castle – museum of Wildlife and Hunting, which is the former residence of a provincial governor, picturesque Oberhofen Castle, and many others.
In order to see everything and to be in time everywhere, you can use BernCard. This service provides you with free unlimited travel by public transport in Bern and its outskirts. The ticket gives the possibility of free admission to the exhibits at 27 museums, gardens and libraries. Getting to Switzerland and intending to visit Bern, tourists often buy BernCard and benefit from 25 % discount on all official city tours – a good saving of time and money.
Bern is included in the list of UNESCO world cultural centres. Its 11 beautiful fountains, time-honoured castles and art galleries are evidence of the antiquity and gorgeousness of Swiss cultural heritage.