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Water Body
Aare River , Bern
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Soak up the picturesque sights breathing in the atmosphere of the Old Town of Bern while gently floating down Aare River. This ultimate city
World heritage site · Neighborhood
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Stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, a World Heritage Site with arcaded walkways arranged along streets dotted with hundreds of public fo
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World heritage site · Mountain
Jungfraujoch , Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Discover spectacular views of an icy Alpine wilderness at the very top of Europe by visiting Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest train stat
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Garden
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A public park since 1913, this site served as a cemetery in the 19th century. Today, the manicured lawns and formal gardens draw both visitin
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Lake Geneva , Geneva
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One of Western Europe's largest bodies of water, Lake Geneva sits on the northern side of the Alps. Shared by Switzerland and France, the lak
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Bern

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The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare. The city boasts a historical town center that is a destination because of its history, museums, and public art. As a World Heritage Site, the medieval city is characterized by sandstone facades, narrow streets, and covered shopping arcades. Cafe culture thrives in Bern, but as with most Swiss cities, eating and drinking can quickly break the bank. In summer, a dip in the River Aare is a popular pastime. Make Bern central to your Switzerland travel plans using our Switzerland online trip planner.

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