by Peter Sylvester
A visit to bern- as opposed to one of the million other sites you can choose from Bern Travel - is a delight. It’s the capital of Switzerland and amongst many other attractions boasts an extraordinary shopping center under vaulted arches.
The name Bern comes originally from the German word for bear - and if you visit bern- travel to see the Bear Pits - where you can still see real live bears.
But Bern travel takes you - as I said - to some six kilometres of arcades! One of the longest covered shopping centers in Europe - this shopper’s paradise also offers you a wide variety of restaurants and cafes for simply sitting and watching the world. I wonder just how many hours - no, days - the shopaholic could spend in here without ever repeating herself/himself. On Tuesday and Saturday mornings there are also vibrant markets selling fresh vegetables, meat and flowers.
Bern Travel - World Heritage
Bern travel takes you to one of the great medieval cities. Virtually unchanged since the fifteenth century it has been granted a place on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. This means it has the same distinction as such magical places as the Taj Mahal or the pyramids of Egypt.
But as well as the city there is easy access to gentle greenery where the River Aare winds through the city. What a gentle kindly city Bern travel takes you to.
Bern Travel - the European Center
Bern can be reached easily and quickly. Bern travel also puts you within easy reach of some wonderful trips to such cities as Zermatt and Lucerne - such unforgettable sights as the Matterhorn and the Jungfraujoch - and such interesting places as Lake Geneva.
On top of this the Museum of Fine Art houses the world’s largest collection of Paul Klee works and - on a distinctly lower note - Tobler created his world-famous Toblerone chocolate.
Concert halls and municipal theatres are all close together. Add this to a modern arts scene and you find that Bern travel offers you a whole new cultural life worthy of inspection.
Bern Travel - Other Attractions
One place you must visit is No. 49 Kramgasse. On this lovely street of old houses you will find the apartment and workplace of a third echelon patent office clerk. At the age of twenty six - in 1905 - this man published his ‘Special Theory of Relativity’.
The man of course was Albert Einstein. Downstairs you’ll find a bar and a restaurant and if you do nothing else, allow Bern travel to take you on this special visit to the seat of one of the greatest physicists ever.
There is much else to see - but the home of Albert Einstein is not one to be missed.
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