The capital of Switzerland

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  • Franc/Rappen
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One of the  world's most beautiful and relaxing capital cities, Bern is fabulous. This riverside city is both medieval and modern, and the Old Town of Bern is a mixture of city gates and 15th century architecture that has UNESCO World Heritage protection. The capital of Switzerland was founded in 1191 and named for a bear (bären in local dialect) The bear remains the heraldic mascot of the city to this day. Bern has fine restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and superb museums, one being Renzo Piano`s futuristic art museum, crammed with works by Paul Klee, the Swiss born artist. The old town boasts one of the longest covered shopping promenades in Europe.

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