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Berne
Coat of Arms of Berne
Canton Berne
District Berne
Coordinates  46°57′N, 7°27′E
Population 127,000   (2004)
Area 52 km²
Elevation 542 m
Postal code 3000
Mayor Alexander Tschäppät (since 2005 SPS)
Website www.bern.ch
Twin towns Salzburg (Austria)
Berne (Switzerland)
Berne

The city of Berne [bɜːn](UK), [bɝːn](US) (German: [b̥ɛrn], French: Berne [bɛʀn], Italian: Berna [ˈbɛrna], Romansh: Berna [ˈbɛrnə], Bernese German: Bärn [b̥æːrn]), is the "Bundesstadt" ("federal city", de facto capital) of Switzerland and, with 140,000 people, is the fourth most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich, Geneva and Basel). Image File history File links Berne-coat_of_arms. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... The Swiss Canton of Berne is bilingual (German: Kanton  ; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... The District of Berne (German: Bezirk Bern) is an administrative district in the canton of Berne, Switzerland. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Here are postal codes of Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Zone 1 1000s are found in Lausanne, Lavaux and parts of Morges, 1100s in parts of Morges, 1200s are in Geneva and parts of La Côte, Vaud, 1300s in La Vallée, 1500s are found in Clavaleyres, the 1700s are found... This is a list of mayors of the city of Berne, Switzerland. ... The Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (also rendered as Socialist Party of Switzerland, in German: Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SPS), French Parti socialiste suisse (PSS), Italian Partito Socialista Svizzero, Romansh Partida Socialdemocrata de la Svizra. ... This list includes twin towns/sister cites (Partnergemeinden, Partnerstädte, villes ou communes jumelles) in Switzerland linked by a sister city agreement (Städtepartnerschaft or Gemeindepartnerschaft; jumelage de villes) and towns linked by friendship agreements (Freundschaft or amitié). A few municipalities participating in projects arranged by the Swiss organizations Patenschaft...   is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1359x922, 341 KB) Switzerland Map drawn by Tschubby see also Karte_Schweiz_Details. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Bern or Berne is primarily the name of the capital of Switzerland and of the surrounding United States: Berne, Indiana Bern, Kansas Berne, New York New Bern, North Carolina Bern Township, Pennsylvania Bern, Wisconsin Berne, Germany is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Image File history File links De-Bern. ... Romansh (also spelled Rumantsch, Romansch or Romanche) is any of the various Rhaetian languages spoken in Switzerland. ... Bernese German is the dialect of High Alemannic German spoken in the Swiss plateau (Mittelland) part of the canton of Bern and in some neighbouring regions. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... View of the inner city with the four main churches visible, and the Albis in the backdrop Zürich (German: , Zürich German: Züri , French: , in English generally Zurich, Italian: ) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and... Hunters a cool hobo For other uses, see Geneva (disambiguation). ... Basel (British English traditionally: Basle and more recently Basel , German: , French: , Italian: ) is Switzerlands third most populous city (166,563 inhabitants (2004); 690,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area stretching across the immediate cantonal and national boundaries made Basel Switzerlands second-largest urban area as of 2003). ...


Most of Berne's residents speak German, or more specifically, Bernese German, which is a high-Alemannic dialect. The Canton of Berne has a French-speaking part. Very few people still speak the Mattenenglisch, a language game used in the former workers' quarter of Matte, but several words have found their way into Bernese German. Bernese German is the dialect of High Alemannic German spoken in the Swiss plateau (Mittelland) part of the canton of Bern and in some neighbouring regions. ... Alemannic German (Alemannisch) is a group of dialects of the Upper German branch of the Germanic language family. ... The Swiss Canton of Berne is bilingual (German: Kanton  ; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ... Mattenenglisch (German for meadow English), or in Bernese German, Mattenänglisch, is a name for the varieties traditionally spoken in the Matte (meadow), the old working class neighbourhood of Berne. ... A language-game is a philosophical term of art developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, referring to simple examples of language use and the actions into which the language is woven. ...


Berne also functions as the capital of the Canton of Berne, the second most populous of Switzerland's cantons. The Swiss Canton of Berne is bilingual (German: Kanton  ; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ...


Illustrious Bernese include the reformer Albrecht von Haller, the poet Albert Bitzius and the painters Hans Fries, Ferdinand Hodler and Paul Klee. The German-born physicist Albert Einstein worked out his theory of relativity while employed as a clerk at the Berne patent office. A culturally important person was Mani Matter, a songwriter performing in Bernese German. Hare Khrisna -/ this is the famous god to indian belief. ... Albrecht von Haller. ... Albert Bitzius (October 4, 1797 - October 22, 1854) was a popular Swiss novelist who used the pseudonym Jeremias Gotthelf. ... John the Evangelist in boiling oil The Sermon of St. ... Ferdinand Hodler (March 14, 1853 – May 19, 1918) was one of the best-known Swiss painters of the 19th century. ... Paul Klee (IPA: kleː) (December 18, 1879 to June 29, 1940) was a Swiss painter of German nationality. ... Albert Einstein ( ) (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass-energy equivalence, . He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the... Two-dimensional analogy of space-time curvature described in General Relativity. ... A patent clerk or patent examiner is an employee, usually a civil servant, working within a patent office and whose work is to examine patent applications as to whether they deserve a patent. ... Mani Matter (1936–1972, officially Hans-Peter Matter) was a popular Swiss songwriter. ... Bernese German is the dialect of High Alemannic German spoken in the Swiss plateau (Mittelland) part of the canton of Bern and in some neighbouring regions. ...

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History

Main article: History of Berne
The old Zytglogge clock tower, aided Einstein in his discovery of General relativity.
Berne in January. Background shows the high incline of the riverbank.
Berne in January. Background shows the high incline of the riverbank.

Duke Berthold V of Zähringen founded the city on the River Aare in 1191 and allegedly named it after a bear (Bär in German) he had killed. It was made an Imperial Free City by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in 1218 after Berthold died without an heir. In 1353 Berne joined the young Swiss Confederation, becoming a leading member of the new state. It invaded and conquered Aargau in 1415 and Vaud in 1536, as well as other smaller territories, thereby becoming the largest city-state north of the Alps. It was occupied by French troops in 1798 during the French Revolutionary Wars, when it was stripped of most of its territories. In 1831 the city became the capital of the Canton of Berne and in 1848 it additionally became the Swiss capital. From her inauspicious beginnings as a Celtic settlement in pre-Roman Central Europe, the city of Berne grew to become an aristocratic city republic and a major power in the Old Swiss Confederacy. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (525x700, 125 KB)[edit] Summary PHOTO: Dean Dalton [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (525x700, 125 KB)[edit] Summary PHOTO: Dean Dalton [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Einstein redirects here. ... General relativity (GR) [also called the general theory of relativity (GTR) and general relativity theory (GRT)] is the geometrical theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915/16. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 350 KB)<img src=http://pic15. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 350 KB)<img src=http://pic15. ... A duke is a nobleman, historically of highest rank and usually controlling a duchy. ... Zähringen is the name of an old and influential German noble family, taken from the castle and village of that name. ... Aar (disambiguation). ... // Events May 12 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In the Holy Roman Empire, an imperial free city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... The Holy Roman Emperor was, with some variation, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, the predecessor of modern Germany, during its existence from the 10th century until its collapse in 1806. ... Frederick II (December 26, 1194 – December 13, 1250), of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was a pretender to the title of King of the Romans from 1212 and unopposed holder of that monarchy from 1215. ... // Events Damietta is besieged by the knights of the Fifth Crusade. ... Events The Decameron was finished by Giovanni Boccaccio. ... For other uses, see Aargau (disambiguation). ... Events Friedrich I Hohenzollern (b. ... The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the southwestern part of the country. ... Year 1536 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... A city-state is a region controlled exclusively by a city. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Great Britain Austria Prussia Spain[1] Russia Sardinia Ottoman Empire Portugal Dutch Republic[2] France The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of major conflicts, from 1792 until 1802, fought between the French Revolutionary government and several European states. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The city grew out towards the west of the boundaries of the peninsula formed by the river Aar. Initially, the Zytglogge tower marked the western boundary of the city from 1191 until 1256, when the Käfigturm took over this role until 1345, which, in turn, was then succeeded by the Christoffelturm (located close to today's train station) until 1622. During the time of the Thirty Years' War two new fortifications, the so-called big and small Schanze (entrenchment), were built to protect the whole area of the peninsula. The protection by these edifices was sufficient for the prosperous growth of the city of Berne up to the 19th century. Aar (disambiguation). ... Image:AstroBern. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century &#8212; 19th century &#8212; 20th century &#8212; more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A number of congresses of the socialist First and Second Internationals were held in Berne, particularly during World War One when Switzerland was neutral. (See Berne International.)HI Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ... The International Workingmens Association, sometimes called the First International, was an international organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing political groups and trade union organizations which were based on the working class. ... The phrase Second International has two meanings: For the international association of socialist parties of the late 19th century, see Second International (politics) and a successor organization, the Socialist International For one of the Merriam-Webster dictionaries of American English, see Websters New International Dictionary, Second Edition This is... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... The term Berne International refers to the skeleton continuation, formally called the International Socialist Commission (ISC), of the socialist Second International after the latters break-up due to World War One. ...


Geography

Bern in 1638
Bern in 1638

Berne lies in the Swiss plateau part of the Canton of Berne, somewhat west of the center of Switzerland. The landscape around Berne was formed by glaciers in the last ice age. The two mountains closest to Berne are the Gurten with a height of 858 meters and the Bantiger with a height of 947 meters. The site of the old observatory in Berne is the origin (600 000/200 000) of the CH1903 coordinate system, its international coordinates are 46°57′08.66″N, 7°26′22.50″E. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3425 × 2293 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3425 × 2293 pixel, file size: 3. ... Events March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden. ... The Swiss plateau (plateau suisse in French, Schweizer Mittelland in German) constitutes one of the three major landscapes in Switzerland alongside the Jura mountains and the Alps. ... The Swiss Canton of Berne is bilingual (German: Kanton  ; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... The Swiss coordinate system (or Swiss grid) is a geographic coordinate system used in Switzerland for maps and surveying by the Swiss Federal Office of Topography (Swisstopo). ...


The city was originally built on a mountain engulfed by the sea Aar but outgrew the natural boundaries of the river in the 19th century. The following bridges were built to allow the city to grow outside of the boundaries imposed by the river: Aar (disambiguation). ...

  • 1844 Nydeggbrücke (at the bottom, i.e. the East-End)
  • 1883 Kirchenfeldbrücke (at the South-side)
  • 1898 Kornhausbrücke (at the North-side)

The city is built on very uneven ground. There are several dozens of meters in height difference from the quarters down at the Aare (e.g. Matte, Marzili) to the higher ones (e.g. Kirchenfeld, Länggasse). Nydeggbrücke with the Untertorbrücke behind it, looking North. ...

Berchtold V on the Zähringer fountain in Bern
Berchtold V on the Zähringer fountain in Bern

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1100 KB) Duke Berthold V. of Zähringen (Berchtold V. of Zähringen), born ~1160, died 1218, as pictured at the Zähringerbrunnen (Zähringer fountain) in Bern, Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1100 KB) Duke Berthold V. of Zähringen (Berchtold V. of Zähringen), born ~1160, died 1218, as pictured at the Zähringerbrunnen (Zähringer fountain) in Bern, Switzerland. ...

Politics

Berne is governed by an 80-member legislative council (Stadtrat) and a 5-member executive council (Gemeinderat).


As of 2005, the representatives of the Social Democratic Party and of the three Green parties hold a majority in both councils (3 to 2 and 43 to 37, respectively). For this reason, it is they, collectively referred to as "Red-Green-Center" (Rot-Grün-Mitte), who mostly determine City policy, although no formal coalition agreement exists and, under the system of direct democracy that prevails in Switzerland, most important issues are settled by general referendum. The other major political parties of Berne are the Free Democratic Party (FDP, free-market liberal) and the Swiss People's Party (SVP, nationalist, conservative). 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (also rendered as Socialist Party of Switzerland, in German: Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SPS), French Parti socialiste suisse (PSS), Italian Partito Socialista Svizzero, Romansh Partida Socialdemocrata de la Svizra. ... The Green Party of Switzerland (Grüne Partei der Schweiz / Les verts - Parti écologiste suisse) is the fifth-largest party in the National Council of Switzerland (the largest not represented on the Federal Council). ... Direct democracy, classically termed pure democracy,[1] comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... Political parties in Switzerland lists political parties in Switzerland. ... The Free Democratic Party of Switzerland (German: Freisinnig-Demokratische Partei der Schweiz (FDP), French: Parti radical-démocratique suisse (PRD), Italian: Partito liberale radicale svizzero (PLR)) is a free market liberal party in Switzerland. ... The Swiss Peoples Party (SVP) also known as the Democratic Union of the Centre German: Schweizerische Volkspartei, French: Union Démocratique du Centre, Italian: Unione Democratica di Centro, Romansh: Partida Populara Svizra) is a political party in Switzerland. ...


The office of mayor (Stadtpräsident), as a primus inter pares (First among equals) in the executive council, is mostly representative. As of 2005, the mayor of Berne is Alexander Tschäppät of the Social Democrats. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (also rendered as Socialist Party of Switzerland, in German: Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SPS), French Parti socialiste suisse (PSS), Italian Partito Socialista Svizzero, Romansh Partida Socialdemocrata de la Svizra. ...

See also: List of mayors of Berne
View of the city.

This is a list of mayors of the city of Berne, Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (5325x801, 757 KB) Description: Panorama der Berner Altstad, Aufgenommen vom Turm des Berner Münsters Source: photo taken by Camillo Bruni Date: - Author: CeCe Permission: Camillo Bruni put it under the CC-BY-SA Other versions of this file: - File links...

Main sights

Old City of Berne*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Berne city taken from the east looking towards the centre.
State Party Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Type Cultural
Criteria iii
Reference 267
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 1983
7th Session

* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
Region as classified officially by UNESCO.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2703 KB)[edit] Summary Berncity taken from the East [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2703 KB)[edit] Summary Berncity taken from the East [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...

A Bernese bear.
One of the famous covered shopping promenades of the city.

Berne's city center is largely medieval and has been recognised by UNESCO as a Cultural World Heritage Site. Perhaps its most famous sight is the Zytglogge, an elaborate medieval clock tower with moving puppets. It also has an impressive 15th century Gothic cathedral, the Münster, and a 15th century town hall. Thanks to 6 kilometers of arcades, the old town boasts one of the longest covered shopping promenades in Europe. Image File history File linksMetadata Bear_2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bear_2. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1223x846, 150 KB) Thanks to 6 kilometers of arcades Bern (Switzerland) boasts one of the longest covered shopping promenade in Europe. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1223x846, 150 KB) Thanks to 6 kilometers of arcades Bern (Switzerland) boasts one of the longest covered shopping promenade in Europe. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image:AstroBern. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. ... The Münster of Berne (German: Berner Münster) is the Gothic cathedral (or minster) of the city of Berne, Switzerland. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...


Since the 16th century, the city has had a bear pit (the Bärengraben), which can be visited off the far end of the Nydeggbrücke. The Federal Building (Bundeshaus), dating from 1902, which houses Parliament and part of the federal administration, can also be visited at opening hours. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A Bernese bear. ... Curia Confoederationis Helveticae Bundeshaus or Federal Palace (French: Palais fédéral, Italian: Palazzo federale; Latin: Curia Confoederationis Helveticae) is the name of the building in Bern in which the Swiss Federal Assembly (federal parliament) and the Federal Council is housed. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The Garden of Roses (Rosengarten), from where a scenic panorama view of the medieval city core can be enjoyed, is a well-kept Rosary on a hill, converted into a park from a former cemetery in 1913.
Probably the newest attraction of Berne is the set of fountains in front of the Bundeshaus. It was inaugurated on August 1, 2004, the Swiss national day. Species Between 100 and 150, see list Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Rosa A rose is a flowering shrub of the genus Rosa, and the flower of this shrub. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Culture

Berne is rich of cultural offerings for every taste.


Theaters

  • City Theater [1]
  • Schlachthaus-theater [2]
  • Tojo Theater [3]
  • The Theater on the Effinger-Street [4]
  • Narrenpack Theater Bern [5]
  • Theater Szene

Movie theaters

Berne has several dozens of movie theaters. As is customary in Switzerland, movies are generally shown in their original language (e.g., English) with subtitling in German and French. Only a small number of screenings are dubbed in German. Program information is available through e.g. the Cineman website. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

  • Queersicht - Queer Filmfestival, annually held second week of November.

Queersicht is a gay and lesbian film festival held in Berne, Switzerland. ...

Nightlife

  • Reithalle [6] - the old riding school of Bern, now a meeting place for the alternative scene, with concerts, parties, flea market and much more
  • Wasserwerk [7] - a night-club close to the river Aare with lots of concerts and parties
  • Bierhübeli [8] - a concert and party club
  • Marians Jazzroom [9] - jazz club, where also the International Jazz Festival takes place
  • ISC [10] - the International Students Club, open for everybody
  • dead-end [11] - a club for the late ones, opens at midnight
  • Gaskessel [12]
  • Mahogany Hall [13]
  • Dampfzentrale [14]
  • The Bernese Symphony Orchestra [15]

Museums

  • Museum of Arts [16]
  • Art-Hall [17]
  • Museum of Communication [18]
  • Psychiatry Museum [19]
  • Historic Museum [20]
  • Natural History Museum [21]
  • Collection of Antiques [22]
  • Alpine Museum [23]
  • Einstein House [24]
  • Marksmen Museum [25]
  • Zentrum Paul Klee [26]

Festivals

  • Gurtenfestival [27]
  • Berner
  • Internationales Jazzfestival Bern
  • Taktlos-Festival
  • Queersicht - Queer Filmfestival, annually held second week of November.
  • National Reach Around Festival
  • Buskers festival
  • Zaffaraya festival

There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Queersicht is a gay and lesbian film festival held in Berne, Switzerland. ... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ...

Fairs

  • Zibelemärit - The Zibelemärit (onion market) is an annual fair held on the fourth Monday in November.

Zibelemärit in Bern The Zibelemärit (Bernese German dialect; English: ) is an annual market with aspects of a fair in the old town of Berne, Switzerland. ...

Sport

The football team BSC Young Boys is based in Berne. BSC Young Boys is a Swiss football club of the Swiss capital, Berne. ...


SC Bern is the major ice hockey team of Berne who play at the Bern Arena. Schlittschuh Club Bern (Ice-skating Club Bern in English) is an ice hockey team based in Bern, Switzerland. ... Bern Arena is an arena in Bern, Switzerland. ...


Education and science

Berne has a University, a technical college and several vocational schools. University of Berne The University of Berne is a university in the Swiss capital of Berne. ...


University

The University is spread over several buildings which are mainly located in the Länggasse quarter. In 2005 there were around 13,000 students registered[citation needed]. It consists of the following faculties: University of Berne The University of Berne is a university in the Swiss capital of Berne. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Old Catholic and Protestant Theology
  • Law
  • Economics and Social Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Human Sciences

Technical college

Currently (2005) there are around 5,000 students registered to the technical college of Bern. It consists of the following units:

  • Technique and Computer Science
  • Architecture, Construction and Wood
  • Economics, Administration and Social Work
  • Arts
  • Agriculture
  • Sports

Vocational schools

Many vocational schools are present in Bern. Some of them are the following:

  • Gewerblich-Industrielle Berufsschule Bern [28]
  • Schule für Gestaltung Bern [29]
  • Wirtschafts- und Kaderschule KV Bern [30]
  • Berufsschule für Verwaltung Bern [31]
  • BFF BERN, Berufs,- Fach- und Fortbildungsschule [32]
  • Lehrwerkstätten der Stadt Bern [33]
  • Berufsschule für Pflege Am Altenberg [34]
  • Hotel Handelsschulen [35]
  • Wirtschaftsmittelschule Bern [36]

Other schools

  • Academy of Music [37]
  • College for Music and Arts [38]

Transport

Streets

Berne is well connected to other cities by several highways (A1, A12, A6).


Public transport

The public transport works well in Bern, with tram and bus lines which connect the different parts of the City. Bern Rail Station connects the City to the national and international train network. Notable is a cable railway which leads from the Marzili quarter to the Bundeshaus. This railway is, with a length of 106 m, the shortest public cable railway in Europe. Several bridges connect the old parts of the city with the newer quarters outside of the peninsula. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A Go North East bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England. ... Bern Rail Station is a Swiss Federal Railways station in Bern, Switzerland. ...


Air traffic

Berne is served by Berne Airport, located outside the city near the village of Belp. The regional airport, colloquially called Bern-Belp or Belpmoos, is connected to several Swiss and European cities. Berne Airport (IATA: BRN, ICAO: LSZB), which serves Berne, Switzerland, is actually closer to the village of Belp. ... Belp is a commune in the district of Seftigen, Canton of Berne, Switzerland with 9,600 inhabitants (2004). ...


Miscellaneous

The Universal Postal Union (UPU, French: Union postale universelle) is an international organization that coordinates postal policies between member nations, and hence the world-wide postal system. ... SimCity is a simulation and city-building personal computer game, first released in 1989 and designed by Will Wright. ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... For the character on the TV series Lost, see Mikhail Bakunin Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (Russian — Михаил Александрович Бакунин, Michel Bakunin — on the grave in Bern), (May 18 (30 N.S.), 1814–June 19 (July 1 N.S.), 1876) was a well-known Russian revolutionary, and often considered one of the “fathers of modern... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... New Bern is a town in Craven County, North Carolina with a population of 23,128 as of the 2000 census. ... Christoph von Graffenried (1661-1743) led a group of Swiss and Palatine Germans to North Carolina in 1710, and later authored Relation, an account of this unsuccessful attempt to settle in the New World. ... Frontispiece of Peter Martyr dAnghieras De orbe novo (On the New World). Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722. ...

External links

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  • Berne City Photo Blog
  • CityHunter Bern


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