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    • Day5

      Supermarkt in Bern

      June 22, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Der Coop Supermarkt in der Marktgass Bern.

      Das Wetter hat sich gebessert. Ein Kaffee aus dem Kühlregal sollte neue Kräfte bringen. Also rein in den nächsten Markt. So viele gibt es nicht in der Berner Innenstadt.
      Ich habe so einen Lebensmittelmarkt noch nicht gesehen. Die Rolltreppe hoch und man steht in einer Wein und Spirituosenabteilung. Hier kann Kaffee getrunken werden und die Pläne zum Einkauf veredelt werden. Die Preise sind hoch. Die Ware ist akkurat in die Regale platziert.
      Weiter geht’s in den normalen Teil des Geschäfts. Auch hier absolute Ordnung und Geradlinigkeit. Alles platziert und nicht nur gestellt. Das Personal grüßt auch hier die Kunden ganz selbstverständlich.
      An zwei Obstpressen kann Apfel oder Orangensaft frisch gepresst werden.
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    • Day6

      Einmal Abkühlung für alle

      July 14, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Gleich morgens bei unter 30°C fahren wir in die Altstadt von Bern und spazieren durch die Gassen. Wir kommen genau zur richtigen Zeit und sehen die kleinen Figuren an der Zytglogge (der Berner Zeitglockenturm) tanzen. Wir sehen den Kinderfresser Brunnen, machen eine kurze Fahrt mit der Straßenbahn und spazieren zum Berner Münster. Dann geht's noch zum Bärengraben, wo wir leider keinen Bären sehen und fahren an der Aare zurück mit Blick aufs Münster und das Bundeshaus zum Campingplatz.
      Nachmittags haben wir 34°C, es bleibt uns also nichts anderes übrig als ins Marzilibad zu gehen. Ein kostenloses Freibad an der Aare, nicht weit von unserem Campingplatz entfernt. Heute traue ich mich auch in die Aare, die heute 'nur' 22°C hat... sehr erfrischend und mit dem einfachen Ausstieg Marzilibad auch für mich machbar.
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      ...schön bunt...


      ..."wenn die bunten Fahnen wehen geht die Fahrt weit über's"...


      ...Klasse Foto...

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    • Day9

      Auberge de jeunesse a Berne

      May 19, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

      Quelle probabilité pour que je fasse le chemin d'une traite ?
      À argentiere un mec en Land rover, Danya s'arrête et me pose a Berne non loin de mon AJ
      Petite étape a Montreux
      Une visite de la ville s'impose ! (Avec le pass de la chambre j'ai les transports gratos) ~Read more


      Sympa l'auberge de jeunesse...


      On the road again. Trop bien d'avoir pu avancer si vite, du coup tu pourras faire ton festival comme tu voulais.

    • Day10


      July 22, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      We grabbed lunch at the Äss Bar, one of the many cellared shops/bars that exist in the old town of Bern - and the choice at this bakery/cakery was superb. With picnic in hand, we trammed to the Gurten funicular and travelled over 100m above the city of Bern for lunch. The heat even at height was stifling, easily in the mid-30s, but the view was spectacular. Even better, we climbed the Aussichtsturm, a spiral-staircased tower for a view as far as the Eiger as well as over the town.Read more

    • Day4

      Day 4: Bern

      January 16, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

      Bern, Switzerland’s capital city is beautiful. Medieval architecture, friendly people, chocolate, chocolate and more amazing chocolate! We have had an amazing day walking and exploring the city. Bern is a Swiss German city. Hopefully tomorrow we will enjoy Chris’s favourite - schnitzel 😋Read more



    • Sep4

      Gelato in Bern🍦

      September 4, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ 19 °C

      Sun is shining 🌞 die Temperaturen sind spätsommerlich und ich hätte gern 'n Eis 😋🍦 .... dafür geht's mit dem Bike - entlang am wundervoll türkisen 𝗔𝗮𝗿𝗲 💙💚 - in die Landeshauptstadt 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗻.

      Der Tag endet mit einem fantastischen Sonnenuntergang über dem Thuner Schloss 🥰 🌄
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      Life of Linch

      Legger, aber auch so gut wie in Bella Italia ?? 😉


      Bestes Eis gab's bisher am Eibsee, gefolgt von San Gimignano und dann.... kommt irgendwann auch mal das Berner Eis 😄

      Life of Linch

      Oh ja, das hatte ich ganz vergessen

    • Day188

      Day 189: Old City of Bern

      August 22, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      Since Switzerland is so expensive, we'd decided that our journey through the country would be as crammed full as possible - no time to relax and basically going closely point-by-point to the UNESCO sites. Maybe we'll come back another time and do a few other bits.

      Out quite early this morning, since our parking expired at 9am and Swiss parking fines are apparently quite expensive. We were heading into the Old City, a fairly small and compact area so it made no sense for us to drive in. Instead we headed for a Park & Ride carpark about 15 minutes away, where we dropped the car off and caught a bus into the city. Quite quick, only 10 minutes to the main bahnhof.

      The Old City of Bern is a long, narrow peninsula of land surrounded on three sides by a river. It's quite a high hill as well, since the river cuts sharply through the local sandstone. It's all very distinctive too, since the city burned down in the 15th century and was all rebuilt in sandstone at the same time. Every street has these long columned arcades for pedestrians, underneath the actual buildings - it was weird to read a sign about an interesting shop front, while being completely unable to see it!

      I've also just realised I didn't mention it was a World Heritage site, so yeah. We wandered around for quite a while, filming and exploring. One of the cooler things they have is Renaissance era public fountains. These are mostly in the middle of streets, all topped with allegorical figures. Some are biblical, like Moses and Sampson, others are mythological like Lady Justice, the founder of Bern wrestling a bear, and of course the famous one - an ogre eating a baby. It's wearing a typical Jewish hat, though it didn't look stereotypically Jewish so I'm not sure what the point was. Awkward.

      Walked past Einstein's house, where he lived from 1903 to 1905 while working as a patent clerk. It was also the house where he developed his special theory of relativity. The house is now a museum, but at 6 francs each we decided to skip (particularly since he only lived there for a couple of years - we felt another "Mozart's Birthplace" coming on).

      After about an hour of slow walking and exploration we arrived at the two bridges over the river, right at the far end of the city. The water was a luminous green colour, obvious glacial run-off and with a very strong current. Some locals were in the water, floating along either on rafts or just on their own momentum. Looked like a lot of fun, but we decided to pass.

      Here we also encountered the bear pit! There was some hazily-explained legend about the founder of the city wrestling a bear, but it's now the symbol of the city and they have three large bears in an enclosure overlooking the river. They looked pretty hot, poor guys, since it was pushing 30 degrees! One of them was paddling in a pool though.

      We walked up a hill to the Rose Garden where you get a fantastic view back across the river at the old city. Filmed some stuff here, then discovered the restaurant with a nice view as well, so decided to indulge. We both ordered roughly the cheapest mains on the menu - I had a sausage in onion gravy with a potato rosti (think a very large hash brown, but with fingers of potato rather than reconstituted like at McDonalds), while Shandos had a sausage with sauerkraut, and we shared a tasting paddle of beer since the venue also brews in-house. All up, it was about 50 francs, though the food was quite good.

      Walked back across the bridge into the old town where we explored the last couple of areas we hadn't been to already, including the 15th century cathedral. It's very impressive, and the tallest cathedral in Switzerland at 120 metres, but inside was very plain as most of the religious icons and relics had been destroyed during the Reformation. Seems to be the way in protestant countries!

      We grabbed an ice-cream and sat in a nearby park on the cliff-tops for a while, since it was still really hot. Eventually we wandered back past the Swiss parliament house (Bern is the capital city, not Zurich or Geneva!!) then hopped on the free bus to our park and ride, and then the drive home.

      Thankfully the road markings were finished, so we were at least able to park out the front this time! For these blue marked spaces, they have a very trusting system. Every car has a parking disc which you put on the dashboard, indicating to the nearest half-hour when you arrived. Since most blue spaces are one hour, it's quite trusting to assume people will indicate accurately when they arrived! Though I guess you'd have a much larger fine for falsely indicating as opposed to just overstaying your allowance.

      Spaghetti with pesto again, and we spent a bit of time chatting with our hosts as well.
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      Proud knight of Bern (note the city's crest on his flag)


      Schnitzel has a Marilyn Moment


      Old Bridge in Bern

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    • Day31


      August 22, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century.Read more

    • Day1


      February 24, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

      Was isst man zum Einstieg in Bern?

      Genau: Käse. Und zwar einen ganzen Teller voll :D

      6 verschiedene Sorten haben wir probiert: Sbrinz AOP, Emmentaler AOP, L'Etivaz AOP, Berner Alpkäse AOP, Gruyère AOP, Tête de Moine

      Sehr lecker!
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