Old town Bern has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, thanks to its “exceptionally coherent planning concept” and “generally intact medieval core”.
Situated on the western edge of the old town is the medieval clock tower of Zytglogge, a 15th-century astronomical clock, that is one of the three oldest clocks in Switzerland.
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I was watching a movie last night, called The Night Train to Lisbon. It was based on an international best-seller by Swiss writer Pascal Mercier. In the opening scene, there was a bridge overlooking an emerald colored river with a medieval town in the background. I thought that looked familiar. It turned out to be Bern, Switzerland.
And the river is Aare River. Continue reading “Bern, Switzerland” →