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White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland

White Winter Holiday in Bern, SwitzerlandBeing one of the most populous cities in the country, Bern has a very rich cultural life. Moreover, its historic center is preserved by UNESCO, meanwhile the mountains surrounding Bern also add up to a stunning panorama. It becomes especially beautiful in Christmas: streets and roofs get covered in snow, buildings shimmer from the lights and delicacies tempt to visit the markets.

Christmas markets are open since late November and offer Swiss specialties, candles, souvenirs and of course mulled wine. A nice skating rink in Parliament Square is another popular attraction, as well as skiing in the parks or mountains. Later in February Bern Carnival takes over the streets: the Medieval tradition, which grew out of a peasant revolt. Today masked Bernese march the streets in colorful attire, playing music and entertaining the spectators. Don’t miss it once there!

Why to go there?: Switzerland – a beautiful mountainous country – becomes especially romantic in winter. Snow covers the country and streets get decorated with Christmas lights. Bern is one of the most popular cities, since it has amazing historic architecture, various cultural events and thrilling mountains, that will please adventurous spirits.
When to go there?: Christmas markets are open from late November till January. The three day Carnival will be held from February 19 to 21, 2015.
How to get there?: Bern is easily accessed by plane, train or car from any European city.

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland
Photo: Nicolas Heinzelmann

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland
Photo: Jacopo

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland
Photo: Bern.com

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland
Photo: Bern.com

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland
Photo: Bern.com

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland

White Winter Holiday in Bern, Switzerland

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