The Swiss capital Bern is known to the world as a charming and comfortable city to live in. The striking old part of the city is surrounded by the Aare River, which offers a spectacular view of the Alps mountain range. This part of the city is on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage.
The city of Bern was founded in 1911. The buildings are built of limestone stone. Medieval arcades, Renaissance fountain, city cathedral (the largest church building in Switzerland) are surrounded by the roofs of old houses. The construction of the city cathedral began in 1421. It has been completed and built by various builders on numerous occasions and across generations. Near the largest mountain lake in Switzerland, Brienz Lakes is the small village of Böningen in the highlands of Bernese Oberland. The pace of rural life is determined by nature. Local traditions and customs have survived here for centuries. Böningen has narrow streets and wooden houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. This is a popular resort destination because it has good ski and hiking links with the Jungfrau region and the Interlaken with Bern and Lucerne. The Jungfrau region is known worldwide for its Grindelwald where glaciers are available like nowhere else in the world. Glaciers are found along the entire valley. Grundelwald is called the “Glacier Village” because of its 300 km long network of hiking trails. Here you can enter a rock or ice climbing course, a glacier climbing course or a pre-alpine trek.
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Peaks of the Alps: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are known worldwide for their James Bond and Piz Gloria restaurant at Schilthorn. The spectacular funicular takes passengers to Jungfraubahn Station, opened in 1912. It is the highest station in Europe. It is called the Peak of Europe (3454 meters above sea level). The Interlaken is located in the center of Oberland and is an ideal starting point for numerous excursions. It offers guests an active holiday in summer and winter. The idyllic village of Wilderwil is located about a mile south of Interlaken. Beyond the village are two valleys formed by the Lűtschine River.
Nearby is the picturesque mountain village of Műrren Dorf (above the Lauterbrunnen valley). 72 waterfalls are a distinctive feature of this area. Many people think that the popular waterfall (one of 72) in Staubbachfall inspired Goethe to write the song “Singing Ghosts over the Waters.” Lace making among local women is a tradition that has been preserved to this day.