Ok, I’ve been saving one of my favourite Swiss cities… but I must finally share it. In fact, it is not secret in the least – it is the very capital of Switzerland! Yes, I am talking about the beautiful city of Bern. Anyone who has visited me in Switzerland has been taken to this city, because it is a city I never tire of visiting – it is strikingly beautiful, culturally and historically interesting, and with great food and shopping – what more could you want? At the same time it is a small city, and the historic part of the city is easy to visit in a day. And, of course, there are THE BEARS. That’s right, the namesakes of the city are still kept right in the city.
The story goes that the Duke who settled the city of Bern wanted to name the city after the first animal he found in the forest that he cut down to create the city, which of course was a bear.
Bern also has a link to Einstein, and you can visit Einstein Haus, where Einstein worked and filed his first patent.
Here are some of my own photos of the city and its bears:
I’m sure my lovely blogger host will soon trump this post with actual pictures of bears in the wild, but this is the best you’ll get in her absence… But perhaps it will satisfy the wildlife cravings out there.