Bar Hotel Seehof
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... all our rubbish in, for which there was a charge of 90 cents...and instructed us to return for another one when that was full...yeah whatever! The site seems to be run very strictly, but I have to say it was quite a nice site. We settled down for the rest of the day and again sat in the sun! Very hot but cooled down really quickly once the sun had gone down...not used to that - its been so warm in the evenings in Italy. ...
... hotel. Once we got settled, we walked out to the main shopping street called the Bahnhofstrasse. We passed a statue of Alfred Escher outside the station. I gather he was a railway pioneer and also a founder of Credit Suisse. We also passed a statue of Johann Pestalozzi, who was an educator and reformed the Swiss educational system. As usual in Switzerland, this is all pretty dull stuff.
We only got about a ...
... that. It's a government initiative to get people out of their cars and we certainly took advantage of it. Cars are few but there's plenty of trams and buses. And, after Barcelona, hardly a tourist to be seen!
Bern has a fantastic pool complex beside the river. Numerous pools occupy a number of hectares and it's free for all. Large shade trees, acres of soft green grass, boarded sun-baking areas, change rooms, abundant toilets, hundreds of lockers, outdoor ...
... counter. I guess that the political situation, combined with the chance that people will try and take antiquities out of the country (which is illegal), means they have to take extra precautions. Check in went fine, and my bag was checked right through to Paris CDG. (I'm a little worried about this, as I have an overnight layover in Zurich, and who knows where my bag could get to in that time!) Cleared passport control without any issues as well, and still had time to ...
... a pig market but is now the financial centre, surrounded by the intricate and imposing Credit Suisse Building. As Thorben recommended, we walked along Bahnhofstrasse checking out the astronomical prices at the high-end designer stores. There were lots of pretty things, but it was definitely window-shopping only. We did go into Swatch to look at watches and the English book store, as well as a shop that the woman we were on the train ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed