Enchanting and Beautiful Switzerland !

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at Grindelwald with my Car

Bern City

Bern , Capital of Switzerland is the most romantic and a nice getaway from the hustling buzzling Business capitals like Zurich and Geneva.

Very Traditional and has great monenments like the Einstein Museum, Kursaal Casino, Zentrum , Bundestag ( Swiss Parliament) and the famous Market and Shopping Malls.

It takes an 1.45 hrs to reach Bern from Zuruch by Train and it costs you 58 CHF to reach destination. The train travel is smooth and cosy and one can take adequate rest post Flight landing at Zurich.

Hotels are Many and its easy to explore options and the best I liked was Hotel Baren Ostermundigen - 100 year hotel and very business minded and services suited to business customers. More Hotels can be seen in the Zentrum and very near to Bern Shopping Malls.

McDonalds, Pizza, Burger King are my favorites and I used to eat my dinner at an
Indian Restaurant which serves Thali, Chapathi and my Naan (yummy mmm)

Conveyance and Transport is the best in Switzerland and No country can match that according to me. You can take Rail pass ( www.sbb.ch) or a Bus Pass ( www.BernMobil.ch) . Switzerland offers you the option to have a Golden Pass to either travel by Boat,Train, Buses and Trams and all possible forms of Travel which are the hallmark of Switzerland .

Dont Miss the Swiss National Day fireworks sometime during the month of August and its a wonderful spectacle and a non stop experience.

Luv ya Switzerland and Would like to visit Bern if I get Time and Money.

Nothing more to ramble in short time, See ya with more news.


Getting down from the Train travelling from Zurich to Bern was amazing as it took 45 mts to reach Bern,Capital of Switzerland. Helped by a Rail staff to lift my bags and got a taxi to reach Hotel Waldhorn. Hotel was small but looked neat. I could not resist to get out on first day after i landed. Got out and ventured to the streets and was amazed at Trams and Buses which looked strange and beautiful to me as they swayed and carried passengers from one stop to another. Streets were clean and football season was in air and i watched football with some guys (native of switzerland) in the nearby restaurant. Weekdays were devoted to work and i was waiting to get out to explore switzerland. First trip on Saturday after a superb breakfast was to the City of Lucerne. Lucerne was 45 mts from Bern Station and Trains in Switzerland are excellent to reach places far and near. After comfortable journey for 45 mts reached Lucerne. Now lets get to attractions in Lucerne and the first attraction which i saw was Lake Lucerne in its glory and wandering Ships from one side of lake to another. I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of Raifessen Music festival and just bumped into the crowd and watched the opening ceremony of the festival. Festival was inaugurated and music in the air and streets were filled with cars which are loud and fast. Walking along Lake Lucerne is like walking on a romantic beach. Not to resist got on a boat from a brier and there was splendid ride for 1 hour with splendid sights sideways starting from old architectures and beautiful landscapes. Main attractions at Lucerne are Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, Old Tower. Lucerne is an international cultural venue, hosting a series of festivals and offering several excellent museums. Finally, Lucerne is fast developing into a centre for congresses and trade fairs. Lucerne Tourism is the central marketing and sales organisation. Hold on keep the fingers crossed ! More to come on my next blog about Switzerland and its scenic locations and hotspots. Visited - Jun 15, 2006

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at Grindelwald with my Car
at Grindelwald with my Car
56 km (35 miles) traveled
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