Monday, May 23, 2016

Day 6

Berne

Berne is the capital of Switzerland. Berne is a major industrial center with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry, the chocolate-making industry, and the graphic trades. Berne has been a member of the Swiss Confederation since 1353; much of the city is preserved and is a heritage center.

The travelers took a tour of the city, including the Old Town and the Rose Garden. Then the group enjoyed lunch at a working farm, so everyone could see how people in Switzerland live in the mountains. In the afternoon, some of the group toured the Trummelbach Falls, Europe's largest subterranean water falls, located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley (often called the valley of 72 waterfalls).

"Berne" means "bear." Travelers saw real bears on display at the Rose Garden in the following photos. 



The following photos are of Berne, taken from the Rose Garden.