Switzerland & Austria Travel
Swiss Cities and Towns (A-E)
Switzerland's most patrician city sits on the Rhine, facing Germany and
Bear Pits of Bern
The Swiss capital is named after bears (Bären), and bears are featured
on the city's flag and coat of arms.
If you're headed for Bern or the Bernese Oberland from London, Amsterdam, or a
handful of other European cities, the Swiss capital's airport is worth
Bern's Münster (Cathedral)
After you've seen the remarkable carvings and stained-glass windows, climb the
tower for a panoramic view of Switzerland's capital city.
Hotel Restaurant Goldener Schlüssel,
For location and price, this hotel in the Swiss capital's medieval center is
hard to beat. Rooms are on the austere side, but you'll get an excellent
breakfast in the hotel's attractive restaurant.
When the weather turns hot in Bern, grab your bathing suit and catch the
funicular to a riverside swimming area below Switzerland's Parliament.
When it's raining outside, the Federal Assembly chamber offers the best alpine
view in Switzerland.
Come for the onions, stay for the confetti battle at the Zibile-Märit
on the fourth Monday of November.
A 16th Century old town and a bilingual culture enliven a city of watchmakers.
Boat Cruises from Biel/Bienne
Tour three lakes, a canal, and a river. (You can even bring a bicycle along.)