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Of all Swiss cities, Bern is perhaps the most immediately charming. Crammed onto a steep-sided peninsula in a crook of the fast-flowing River Aare, its quiet, cobbled lanes, lined with sandstone arcaded buildings straddling the pavement, have barely changed in over five hundred years. The hills all around, and the steep banks of the river, are still liberally wooded. Views, both of the Old Town's clustered roofs and of the majestic Alps on the horizon, are breathtaking. Coming from Zürich or Geneva, it's hard to remember that Bern is the nation's capital, home of the Swiss parliament and …
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Bellevue Palace

A classically elegant deluxe hotel. Centrally located, adjacent to the Swiss Parliament building and near the main shopping area. Tastefully furnished rooms decorated ...

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Old City of Berne

Founded in the 12th century on a hill site surrounded by the Aare river, Berne developed over the centuries in line with a an exceptionally coherent planning concept. The ...