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Day 4 Freiburg - Grindelwald (115 Km.)

Switzerland and Alps


 

(in 35 Km.) Berne, whose name has its origins in a "bear", is the political capital of the Swiss confederation. It is located in the German-speaking Switzerland. It houses the seat of government, administration and the diplomatic headquarters of other countries.

Berne - The Clock Tower
Berna - The Clock Tower

Among the places that we highlight for visitors emphasize the Church of the Holy Spirit. From there the picturesque streets leading to the river. We will find our way pretty fountains, including the fountain of the Ogre, the fountain of the Piper, the fountain of the Musketeers and the fountain of Zähringen, dedicated to the founder of the city, that found the bear which caught on a hunt and chose as the name of the city as it had promised the first trapped.

Another interesting monument is Käfigturm, a prison tower of the seventeenth century. The streets of this area are made of stone and decorated with arches and arcades of great beauty. The Clock Tower, is a spectacle, giving the hours. In nearby is the French Church of the thirteenth century, the oldest in the city.

Berne - Cathedral
Berne - Cathedral

Not far away is the house where Einstein lived. From there we go to visit the Cathedral of Berne, late gothic, where you can admire the stained glass windows and Renaissance choir. The building of the Parliament is located nearby, whose dome is green. This square is being held a picturesque market.

Lago Thuner
Lake Thun

(in 35 Km.) Thun: is located where the River Aare flows out of Lake Thun (Thunersee), 30 km south of Bern. Their main sights are The Castle (twelfth century) with a history museum That has several sections about medieval armors and weaponry and rural life, the Rathaus (townhall), erected in the sixteenth century, the Wocher Panorama, the oldest remaining panorama drawing in the world and the Lake Thun and the view of the Alps.

Thun
Thun

The lake Thun is fed by water from Lake Brienz to the south east, which lies 6 metres higher than Lake Thun and various streams in the Oberland, including the Kander. Lake Thun was created after the last ice age and was originally part of Lake Brienz. The historic combined lake is called Wendelsee by geologists and historians.

Thun
Thun

(in 25 Km.) Interlaken: As its name suggests runs between two lakes, and the summits of the Jungfrau and the Finsteraarhorn watch it, the center of city life develops in Högeweg. In the city there is also a casino and a Castle, worth seeing.

(in 20 Km.) Grindelwald: Town near Interlaken from which you can take the train to the Jungfrau.


 

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