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travel42 Port Guide: Bern

Bern travel42 Port of Call Guide

Bern is Switzerland's beautiful capital city, 55 mi/90 km west of Lucerne. It was destroyed by a fire in 1405 and then totally rebuilt, so it has many fine examples of early-15th-century architecture—so many that UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage site.

The Aare River loops around the compact Old Town, and on clear days there's a beautiful view of the distant Alps. Start a tour by taking a look at the Munster's intricate stone and wood carvings and its beautiful painted windows, then cli...

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