pedestrians in Bern are said to promenade slower than anywhere else in Switzerland. The town invites to window shopping, strolling through the 17th century arcades, dipping into a bar every now and then (there are some nice underground cellar bars and all the outdoor cafes are great as well). I love to bring visitors up the Muenster (cathedral) to the tip, down the Junkerngasse past the ghost mansion to the bear pits (or take the old elevator down to the Matte, stroll back up to the Ratshause (town hall) and then - a must - book a tour of the clock tower. This is a real must seeing a medivial "computer" in action. Pass by the Kindlifresser-fountain and tell a story of its origins, and walk to the Bundeshaus (and book a visit there, too, they explain the unique political system of Switzerland quite well). in summer, take your swimming trunks along for a dip in the Aar at the Marzili outdoor swimming pools and then hitch a ride back up the hill with the little red funiculaire (the Marzili-Bähnli). In the evening, go for a fondue in the restaurant Harmony - old-style Bernese restaurant with lots of charm... but there are lots of restaurants worth visiting, too.
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