Berne Sights and Landmarks Guide, Switzerland
Switzerland’s Berne has a wide array of attractions worth visiting. Berne Sights include tourist spots for the young and the old, the artistic and the naturist at heart. Tourists will surely have a grand time exploring this tourists’ Mecca.
Berne Sights – Museums and Galleries
Berne is considered as the abode of a number of principal museums and galleries in Switzerland. These places exhibit a collection from the historic to modern artworks, from paintings to textiles and so on.
Abegg-Stiftung Riggisberg. The world’s most significant textile collection is the highlight exhibit of this museum. Apart from this, Abegg-Stiftung is also the hub for the conservation and study of historic textiles. Permanent display at the museum includes medieval and later fabrics of Europe and the Islamic world, antique drapery from Egypt, and tapestry made of silk and wool. Visitors of the museum can also find artworks from classical antiquity to the turn of the 19th century.
Einstein Museum. Einstein aficionados and those that are not will find this museum very interesting as it documents Einstein’s life and theories through animated films and experiments. It also provides visitors with a virtual travel through the cosmos to explain the revolutionary theories of Einstein.
Berne Sights – Historical and Cultural Landmarks
Berne is not just a home to some of the most important museums in Switzerland, but it is also the abode of magnificent sights which are both historic and cultural. The city has a number of churches, houses and other landmarks that are a sure hit to tourists who want to enrich their knowledge of Berne’s history and culture.
Munster Cathedral. The late Gothic style of the cathedral is the most remarkable among the places in the city with this kind of architecture. This cathedral is known as the biggest religious building in Switzerland. A must-see in this cathedral is its portal with the interpretation of the Last Judgment.
Kornhaus. This landmark is famous for its High Baroque style of architecture. Kornhaus used to be a storing place for grains and wine barrels. At present, it serves as a venue for festivals. Visitors can enjoy viewing the twelve pillars of the place featuring the Bernese women’s customary costumes and depictions of 31 musicians wearing Renaissance German attires. Add to this, mythological beings such as the man in the moon, a dragon, and a mermaid are also depicted.
Berne Sights – Gardens
A visit to Berne is not complete without basking on the gardens found in this city. These gardens provide a relaxing atmosphere to anyone who chooses to have a calming day.
Rose Garden. This is a huge park with an outstanding view of the Aare River and the old town. The name of the garden is due to it housing more than 200 kinds of roses. Aside from these flowers, the Rose Garden also has different types of irises and rhododendrons. A pavilion and reading garden is also found here.
Botanical Gardens. This garden is home to about 6000 species of plants divided into 7 greenhouses. Visitors of the Botanical Gardens can also learn about the Swiss flora and the endangered species.
With Berne Sights, tourists are guaranteed to relax and have a fun time. Extend your stay at Switzerland by looking at the other majestic attractions of the country like those found in Geneva Sights and Zurich Sights.
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