Bern is the de facto capital of Switzerland, located on the Aare River. It is the fourth largest city in the country.
There has been settlement here since approximately the 5th Century BC, though the city of today was founded in the 12th Century.
Today, Bern is known as one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in Europe. It is notable for its churches, architecture, history, riverfront, bridges, quality of life, and native bears.
People Born in Bern
Bern in People's Lives
Hermann Hesse: My family and I moved here in 1912.