The capital city of Switzerland, Bern is an attractive town built in bend of the turquoise River Aare.

Bern’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and is home to medieval covered shopping arcades, fountains, cobblestone squares, the Zytglogge clock tower and the tallest Cathedral in Switzerland.

As expected of a capital city, Bern is well connected by train to other towns and cities in Switzerland and across Europe. For those driving to be, the city can be reached by motorway from Zurich in just 90 minutes and from Geneva in less than two hours.

Bern Switzerland

Population: 140,000

Canton: Bern

Average high temperatures: January – 2.8C / 37F;  April – 13C / 56F; July – 24C / 75F; October – 13C / 56F

Christmas market dates: 30 November to 24 December  (More info here.)

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