Bern, Switzerland

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GORGEOUS!!!! The Aare River flowing thru Bern....

Waking up to a beautiful Swiss Sunshiney morn, we popped down for a yummy breakfast and then out the door to snoop around Bern! One of the best features of this trip was that there was no push to do anything...we simply were just moving at a leisurely pace...it was glorious!

We parked at the train station with loads of brightly colored graffiti marking the spot (where we parked! lol) and we walked into town! Of course, one of the first things we checked off the proverbial list was a Swiss Pocket Knife for the boys...8D  Bern, the capital of Switzerland and founded by Duke Berchtold V of Zaehringen in 1191, is represented by the Bear! When the Duke was building the city, he swore to name it after the first animal he brought back from the hunt...and that animal turned out to be a bear! You'll see the bear in statue form, on flags and in the ever popular bear pit! We absolutely loved it!!!!  We bought food there at the little concession area that sells 'bear food' and dropped food down to her.

There is my family...my adventurous family dropping food down to her...thank God there was a wall and up that high or I'm sure Chace would have been trying to hand feed her! lololol
..it was so fun! The kids were squealing with delight, laughing because they got the fruit in her mouth....it was just a very enjoyable experience!

Walking up and down the streets thru the new/old town was a pleasurable experience. The water that ran thru it (Aare River?) was beautiful and we stood there for a time just to watch it! Ahhhh...peace and tranquility! Heading on down the marktgasse, we marvelled at the many statues and local threads of history.  Speaking of history, Albert Einstein lived right here...or there...in that house on Kramgasse 49 from 1902 to 1909! WOW! In that very apartment is where he developed his theory of relativity and the law of the equivalence of matter and energy!!!!  DOUBLY WOW!!! Now, that apartment is a museum!!! **eyes doing that exaggerated blink** 

About this time, the familia is worn down and giving in to base needs...food, food and oh, um, food! So, we found a local restaurant and plop in for the yummies! Wrapping up the day, we find ourselves in Zurich tomorrow and then heading home!

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Posted on: May 16, 2008
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GORGEOUS!!!! The Aare River flowin…
GORGEOUS!!!! The Aare River flowi…
There is my family...my adventurou…
There is my family...my adventuro…
better view of the Tower Clock
better view of the Tower Clock
this is the Expo Center where a lo…
this is the Expo Center where a l…
Old Town in Bern/ Train Station
Old Town in Bern/ Train Station
Chace with the graffiti...I happen…
Chace with the graffiti...I happe…
Wes leaving the kids at the bear p…
Wes leaving the kids at the bear …
There is the big ole teddy mama!! …
There is the big ole teddy mama!!…
Isnt she beautiful~~~~all cuddly …
Isn't she beautiful~~~~all cuddly…
Awwwwww...evbody sing isnt she …
Awwwwww...ev'body sing "isn't she…
great view of Bern!
great view of Bern!
Lele instructing Chace and Gunnar.…
Lele instructing Chace and Gunnar…
Here we are...taking our carriage …
Here we are...taking our carriage…
Me and sexy!
Me and sexy!
sure...
sure...
I had to be going for the odd look…
I had to be going for the odd loo…
Of course no trip is complete with…
Of course no trip is complete wit…
Wowzers!!!!!!
Wowzers!!!!!!
spire...
spire...
Magnificent!!!!!
Magnificent!!!!!
Doors to the Muenster...Wes and th…
Doors to the Muenster...Wes and t…
The Bundeshaus
The Bundeshaus
kramgasse
kramgasse
here is the Kaefigturm in the cent…
here is the Kaefigturm in the cen…
me and Wes
me and Wes
zygloggeturm from the kramgasse si…
zygloggeturm from the kramgasse s…
well now...this gives people watc…
well now...this gives 'people wat…
pretty pretty pretty
pretty pretty pretty
This is the Clock Tower that has p…
This is the Clock Tower that has …
The is the bear statue in armour w…
The is the bear statue in armour …
Albert Einsteins Haus!
Albert Einstein's Haus!
As you can see...
As you can see...
she should be in the circus...look…
she should be in the circus...loo…
interesting....
interesting....
172 km (107 miles) traveled
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photo by: Vikram