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Appy days for Bern

August 29, 2014, No comments

It’s all ‘appening in Bern right now: a new city app and an old city view.

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A vote to the death in Bern

May 10, 2013, 1 Comment

It was almost a dead heat when Bern voted to kill St Christopher; the majority was only four votes.

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The ugliest buildings in Bern

February 18, 2013, 9 Comments

Bern is beautiful but not all of its buildings are. Many are splendid, some are disasters.

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Election time in the city of Bern

November 20, 2012, 3 Comments

Smaller than in America, fairer than in China: elections are being held in Bern on Sunday.

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No sitting allowed in Bern train station

November 14, 2012, 8 Comments

The sign says it all: ‘Notsitz’ or ‘this is not a seat’. Odd, when it clearly is a seat.

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Bern’s six most beautiful buildings

March 27, 2012, 7 Comments

Which are the most beautiful buildings in Bern? Not an easy question to answer as the Swiss capital has countless candidates. 

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A year of festivals in Switzerland

February 28, 2012, 11 Comments

The Basler Fasnacht, or Carnival, is one of the biggest festivals in the Swiss calendar, and it’s a pretty full calendar!

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Bundeshaus Bern up in lights!

November 16, 2011, No comments

For the past couple of weeks there’s been a crowd of people standing in the heart of Bern watching an imaginative display...

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Ten essential facts about Bern

September 14, 2011, 9 Comments

The New York Times recently had a great little article about 36 hours in Bern, with 12 things to see and do in...

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What is Bern’s secret pleasure?

June 9, 2011, 9 Comments

Sometimes the only way to find out about the best places to go in a city is to live there – or...

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