Switzerland`s capital city and UNESCO World Heritage site is arguably the countries fairest city with culture and history in abundance. Emmental is a beautiful and picturesque are of Swiss countryside. Both offer many interesting activities. Some highlights
Drive through the lush green rolling hills of the Emme Valley with typical Bernese farmhouses in abundance. Stop at probably the most famous “swiss cheese with holes” place in Switzerland – the Emmentaler show dairy where you can take an interactive tour “the Kings Way” showcasing the history of how natural milk is transformed into tasty cheese is produced. See the production and sample some of the delicious cheese itself.
We drive the short distance to the Lueg Memorial and walk up to the viewing place and monument offering spectacular views of the Alps from a far.
The journey then takes us onto the Nations Capital city Bern. A city renowned for it`s main cultural offerings, history and place of governance. First for a panaromic view over the city, visit the Rosengarden, a beautiful park with over 250 varieties of roses on offer in suumer. Park at the famous Bear enclosure and see the symbol of the city who have been here since the 15th century. Stroll over the Nydeggbrücke bridge, over the River Aare into the oldest part of the city and stroll under the 7kms of covered arcades which means you can stay dry shopping if it rains.
Visit the 15th century built gothic style Cathedral, the tallest church at 100m and stroll past a house where Einstein lived in the early 1900s. You will then be infront of the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) ideally on the hour for a special animation. Walk further passing colourful old fountains and you arrive at the Parliament Square and the impressive Federal Palace. Tours of these two impressive buildings can be arranged.
Last and if you want to cool off, why not join the locals and swim or float in the River Aare – a most enjoyable and unique thing to do.
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