Hello Hivers, greetings from Switzerland! I have posted landscape photos from here before, and now I am sharing some cityscapes and recommending a great viewpoint to you. Hope you will enjoy today's WednesdayWalk in a pretty park!
Speaking of major cities in the country, I first went to Geneva 10 years ago, followed by other famous ones such as Zurich, Basel, Lucern, Interlaken... over the years. Recently and finally, I visited Bern, the defacto capital of Switzerland. It's actually my first time to see this low-key bear town. Before that, I only heard about the Onion Festival here from TV programs...foodie is talking...
See these photos of the amazing cityscape? I shot them from the Rose Garden at the eastern edge of the old city. Rosengarten is a hilltop park that offers splendid views of Bern. The site was formerly a cemetery for the lower part of the Old Town and has been a recreational park since 1913.
The garden is filled with a wide variety of roses and other flowers. Aside from the beautiful colors and shapes, I enjoyed the fragrant scents in the air. Some exotic Japanese cherry trees will bloom in the spring, between the end of March and the beginning of April.
There are also a restaurant, a playground and a pavilion with a library and attached reading garden nearby. You can eat and drink at one of the picnic tables set up in the park, read a book on the Einstein Memorial bench, take a relaxing stroll, or simply admire the fantastic sunset over the old town. :)
Further down next to the Aare river, there is a Bear Pit. It is an enclosure housing bears. Why bears? The city was founded by the Duke Berthold V in 1191. According to legend, he decided to name the city after the first animal killed on his next hunt. As a result, the poor bear contributed to the town's name and has since become a symbol.
You can have excellent photo ops at the viewpoint here. Many of the landmarks in the historic Old Town are clearly seen from here, such as the Gothic Münster with its over 100m spire rising into the sky:
The garden and roses:
图文 by Donica，谢谢来访！=)
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