Ibis Budget Bern Expo
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... a few photos of it coming through the archway of the clock tower and then down between the magnificent old buildings.
Sure enough it soon came puffing along this street and all heads turned as it passed and so I got my photos.
Once the tram departed I took a walk around this wonderful city. It was extremely busy with people and getting a photo without someone walking right in front of your camera was difficult.
The streets of Bern as I said above are full ...
... then it was almost another 2 to get back to Murten, so if we had taken the next train we wouldn't have been back in time to meet Fabian after work, so we had to skip exploring Montreux, but we were very pleased we went on the Golden Pass line. This train line went up into the mountains, past all sorts of cute little Swiss towns (including Gstaad - a famous ski town) perched on the hillside, and there were some stunning views to be seen all round. It was even better because ...
... stopped suddenly and sprinted away. It was the fastest I had ever seen him run (pre knee surgery or post)! A couple minutes later he returned with the two knapsacks we had left in the rack above our seats! We were very grateful that the train hadn't left yet and that no one took our bags. Needless to say, on our final train ride of the day, we did not place anything above our seats, just in case.
For our one night in Bern we arranged accommodations through CouchSurfing and ...
... are quite conservative by nature, so they don't always see eye to eye, even though they share a language. Two of our group were Germans so obviously they were barracking for the German team. The Swiss were all going for Brazil. Matt and I sat in the fence. As it turned out Brazil had a shocker and the Germans were more happy than the Swiss as we called it a night. After a week in Berne we are leaving without having stepped foot on a mountain or having fun in the snow, but ...
... a couple of free exhibitions in the Alpine Museum and Kuntshalle (Art Gallery) I was however a little disappointed by how empty these were, whether this was down to the contemporary nature of the exhibits I don't know.
The city is served by a frequently operating tram system. On return visit to Bern I'd definitely be interested in visiting the Einstein museum in the Old Town UNESCO world heritage area of the city.