Holiday has ended and I actually don’t mind if I have to go back to Switzerland. With their delicious cheese and beautiful scenery, I’ve been calling this place home for one year. It was quite boring as I was born and raised in hectic Jakarta, but I was able to embrace it as time goes by.
If you ask me, it is hard to decide where to visit in Switzerland. From Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Ticino, and I haven’t even mention the lakes that are a must-visit site. This time, I chose Bern as it is rather close (about one hour with a train) to where I live. I was surprised that Bern is the capital city of Switzerland, I always thought it was Zurich. Well, actually it makes sense that Bern is capital as Zurich is german part of Switzerland and Geneva is French part of Switzerland while Bern is in the middle of both.
What I didn’t know about Bern too is that UNESCO World Heritage has been listed the Old City of Bern as one of the heritage sites since 1993. Surrounded by the Aare river, the Old City of Bern once was also the place where Albert Einstein worked his theory of relativity and Zytglogge, 800 years old tower clock and also as the symbol of Bern. Luckily I also got a chance to visit Kunstmuseum, Museum of Fine Arts where they are holding an exhibition “Stone of Light” which is mainly about crystal visions in arts. Carl Gustav Carus, Paul Klee with his masterpiece, Ad Parnassum, Lyonel Feininger amazing painting of reflections, Bruno Taut dreamy alpine architecture drawings and that’s just to name a few. Kunstmuseum Bern also has their permanent collection of Ferdinand Hodler, Edgar Degas, Albert Anker, Paul Klee, Vincent van Gogh, Picasso, Gabriel Lory and many other artists. Anyway, enough of me blabbering and show you the beauty of Bern.
Do tell me if you have any tips or tricks in photography or places to visit in Switzerland!