Bern City Switzerland, a Tourist Attraction With Many Historic Buildings

The uniqueness of this city has many ancient buildings that were built between the years 1100-1700. One famous buildings, the Bern Cathedral, was built in Gothic design in 1400s.

IPHEDIA.com - Bern City, most beautiful tourist site in the world that has many historic buildings in Switzerland, Central Europe. Word Bern itself comes from the word "Bern" (German) which means bear. Therefore, symbol Bern City is a bear.

The uniqueness of this city has many ancient buildings that were built between years 1100-1700. One famous buildings, Bern Cathedral, was built in Gothic design in 1400s.

Cathedral has towers up to 328 feet or 100 meters and the tallest tower in Switzerland. From the tower, visitors can see the Alps well.

Other tours, rest old city gate that has a tower on which there is a clock. The clock, installed in 1530, releases several figures from bell every hour. In addition, there are Bern government buildings that were built in 1902. Inside there are many drawings and statues that tell important events in Switzerland.

Bern had become a military post in 1911. Bern region developed into a city and became an independent territory. In 1353, Bern became part country of Switzerland. In the 1300s to 1700s Bern City was known to be quite strong. This power was destroyed when France invaded in 1798.

In 1803, Bern came under French rule. Subsequently, in 1848 the City of Bern became the Capital of Switzerland. In 1983, UNESCO named Bern as one of the world heritage sites because of the many historic buildings. (*)

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