Mercure Plaza Biel
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... changed to another train to get us to Berne but at a slower rate of knots. Specially when a freight train broke down ahead of us near Lake Como and delayed us for 45 minutes. A local train to Biel and the journey of 1000 Km done in no time at all. We were walking across the Railway Square heading for the bus when I heard someone whistle and looked around, there was Michel parked illegally waving, trying to get our attention. Due ...
... br> It’s been light rain on and off all the way so far but as I get closer to Strasbourg it starts falling much heavier and this motorway becomes a river. As it was I had to reduce my speed down to about 65mph but now with this road as it is I now reduce it even further for safety to about 50mph.
Along the road I notice many of the information signs are showing a single snowflake on them!! Is this them trying to say snow is on its way??? If so I say someone has got ...
... by the United Nations.
Bern is a river city as it is bordered on 3 sides by the Aare River (the
same river we walked on the previous evening).
Presumably the name Bern, the plural of bear, was named for bears found
there at the beginning. Today there is a
bear pit which is a major tourist attraction, and home to several brown
bears. We walked the city’s steep
streets through the old town, past the Capitol, and ...
... on we had a peek at the Bundeshaus (Parliament Building) and the Nationalbank (ironically they are just next to each other). It's not a fairytale that underneath the square in front of the two buildings the national bank is keeping the gold reserves of Switzerland.
Next stop on our tour was the Münster Cathedral. It is the tallest Cathedral of Switzerland which we experienced first hand on the 344 steps up to ...
... nicest people ever. The mom did our laundry for us, they fed us like no other, we had comfortable beds to sleep in. I’ve only been gone for less than a day and I’m already missing that bed. But they gave us a real swiss experience when it came to food. We ate plenty of new dishes and they were all delicious and fattening.
During the day we took the train to most of Switzerland and did the usual touristy things, saw the Einstein Museum in ...