The canton of Bern is an administrative division situated in west-central Switzerland, whose capital is the city of Bern, which is also the de facto capital of the country. Bern is an attractive city on the Aare River, featuring a Unesco World Heritage–listed Old Town, and an easy-going environment. The region is dominated by landscapes of mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers. The Bernese Orland, the north part of the Bernese Alps, is a favoured tourist destination featuring amazing mountain views, numerous cable cars and trails. The resort town of Interlaken between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz is a wonderful place to enjoy a holiday, with scenic panoramas around. In the Bernese Alps, the highest railway in Europe takes passengers to Jungfraujochn saddle.

Population: over 1 million inhabitants

Capital: Bern

Other places: Biel/ Bienne (German, French), Burgdorf, Köniz, Thun, Interlaken, Ostermundigen

Main attractions: Bern - Old Town, Zytglogge (clock tower), Federal Palace of Switzerland, Bern Minster (gothic cathedral), Einsteinhaus museum, Museum of Communication, Ballenberg open-air museum, Zentrum Paul Klee museum, Kindlifresserbrunnen (16th century fountain), Bärengraben zoo, Jungfraujochn saddle, lakes Thun and Brienz, Oeschinen alpine lake, Trümmelbach Falls, First summit, Aare Gorge

Nearest Airports: Bern Airport (BRN)

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