travel42 Professional Cruise Port of Call Review

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.

Bern is also known for its Bear Pits, and the city's name is believed to come from the German word for bear. You'll see the animals prominently portrayed on the municipal flag and coat of arms.

The Aare River loops around the compact O...

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