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... into the Swiss capital of Bern. I was last here on my motorcycle in November 2013 and it was rather cold and wet but today it was simply boiling out here.
Off the ICE train and after a short walk through the busy streets we finally find our private tram for our sightseeing trip around this historic town.
This town has a massive tram system and is extremely busy with trams coming and going in every direction every five minutes.
This sightseeing tram journey ...
... view of the city below. We walked by an impressive church with incredibly detailed statues and paintings around one of the doors. The two doors on either side of this one are currently bare of their artful pieces as they have been taken off to be restored.
Since yesterday was Swiss National Day, almost everything was closed except some restaurants and a few souvenir shops. After walking around for a bit longer and seeing the lovely clock tower with its great colours, we ...
... a house on fire. On Sunday we had a communion meeting, and again there were a couple of visitors. We didn't have any baptisms or people receive the Holy Spirit over the convention but we had a great time of fellowship and I'm sure the Swiss brethren appreciated so many visitors coming to support their outreach. We've had a great time so far while being here so we have decided to change our plans and hang around until Thursday so we can get another meeting. We figured that ...
... which is extremely steep at times it seems vertical. Watching dad he was not enjoying it and was looking around imagining the worst case scenario.
The view from the top was awesome could see for miles as it was a nice day as-well.
Then went for a beer at hooters before driving back to Marcus's place.
... tickets. “There are many private trains in Switzerland” she notified us curtly. Our first train took us to nearby Lauterbrunen where a gondola was waiting for us to take us up the mountain. Of course we didn't know that you had to take a gondola up beforehand. Mom is not the biggest fan of heights, and usually avoids cable-cars like the plague. However, with little choice in the matter, mom faced her fear and took the gondola up. Which brings me to ...