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Berne. Pop. 371,767. Currency Swiss franc (CHF). Language German and some Fench. Time Zone GMT + 1 hours. Berne Airport BRN Best Time to go – year round location – for winter sports and summer walking. Berne is the 4th largest city in Switzerland and also the federal capital. Most residents speak German but the canton of Berne has a small French speaking part. The city lies on the River Aare and was founded in 1191 by Duke Berthold V of Zähringen. In 1353 Berne joined the young Swiss Confederation, becoming a leading member of the new state and it consolidated it’s administrative function by becoming the Swiss capital in 1848. Visitors to Berne will be intrigued with some varied attractions including: Zytglogge (an elaborate medieval clock tower with moving puppets); Münster (15th century Gothic cathedral); Garden of Roses; and the famous Bärengraben (Bear Pit). The bear is a symbol of Berne, and is featured on Berne's coat of arms. The Stade de Suisse Wankdorf is one of the venues for the Euro 2008 Football Competition.


Berne Euro 2008 Hotels Rooms and Bookings

Berne Euro 2008 Hotels Reservation Bellevue Palace Hotel Schweizerhof Hotel Novotel Bern Expo Hotel Savoy Hotel Ambassador Hotel Bristol Hotel Baren Hotel and Berne Lodgings.

Bellevue Palace Hotel - Kochergasse 3-5 Berne

Bellevue Palace Hotel, is a 5 star hotel with 130 rooms. A majestic, Old-World Palace Hotel overlooking the Aare River, next to the Swiss Parliament. The hotel features La Terrasse restaurant - French and Swiss specialties are accompanied by views of the Swiss Alps and the River Aare from this classically decorated restaurant, which features a terrace for alfresco dining in nice weather and class views of the Swiss Alps.

Bellevue Palace Hotel - Kochergasse 3-5 Berne

Berne - wikipedia

The city of Berne is the Bundesstadt (federal city, de facto capital) of Switzerland and, with 140,000 people, is the fourth most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich, Geneva and Basel). Most of Berne's residents speak German, or more specifically, Bernese German, which is a high-Alemannic dialect. The Canton of Berne has a French-speaking part.

Berne - wikitravel

Bern (also Berne - the official French and English spelling), the capital of Switzerland, is a small- to medium-sized city with a population of about 130,000. It sits on peninsula formed by the meandering turns of the river Aare. The remarkable design coherence of the Berne's old town has earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It features 4 miles of arcaded walkways along streets decked out with fountains and clock-towers.

Berne Airport BRN - wikipedia

Berne Airport (IATA: BRN, ICAO: LSZB), which serves Berne, Switzerland, is actually closer to the village of Belp. It is therefore usually known as Bern Belp. Berne Airport currently has one runway of 1,510 metres (4,954ft).

Zytglogge - wikipedia

The Zytglogge tower is a landmark medieval tower in Berne, Switzerland. Built at around the turn of the 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower, center of urban life and civic memorial. Despite the many redecorations and renovations it has undergone in its 800 years of existence, the Zytglogge is one of Berne's most recognisable symbols and, with its 15th century astronomical clock, a major tourist attraction. It is part of the old town of Berne, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.


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