Bern is the capital of Switzerland. It’s a rather dull city. So little to do in Bern that they sometimes install three-section traffic lights for pedestrians.

A Swiss poor in a cap “Obey global propaganda.”


The government of Switzerland is located in Bern. It’s difficult to capture it properly because there is a vegetable market in the square in front of it.

Crazy prices: 3.4 francs for 500 grams of nectarines.

Swiss shopping at this market appear rather poor.

Bern differs from some city like Nizhny Novgorod only in the neat fences around the trees. Otherwise, it’s a typical provincial city in Russia. The same babushkas with bags walk from the market along the asphalt-covered sidewalk.

There is a tram running through the city. It’s good, but of a terribly outdated model.

The oldest clock tower from 1220 is a symbol of Bern. Tourists are brought to it in flocks.

From the tower, the main street of Bern, Kramgasse, or “Shopping Street,” extends through half of the city.

At night, on Kramgasse, one can easily break their legs: a sudden open drain appears in the middle of the sidewalk.

Along the street, there are numerous cafes and shops. Space is limited, so many stores are located in basements. Staircases leading to them are hidden behind trapdoors.

In addition to the clock tower, Bern has exactly one interesting place — Einstein’s apartment. The great physicist lived in this city for 7 years, and it is in Bern where the famous patent office, where he worked, is located.

The apartment has preserved absolutely beautiful vintage wallpaper.

Primarily, Bern is built with such charming houses.

A bridge across the local river.

Generally neat.

But so quite dry.