Day 3: Lucerne-Interlaken-Bern
It began one of the strong days of the trip, waking up very early we took advantage of to see in one day Lucerne, Interlaken and Bern. Both the cities and the drive by car until you reach each of them is incredible. If you have more time is recommended to do this route in two days to enjoy more of these 3 wonderful places. These are the main points to visit in each of them.
Lucerne is possibly the most beautiful city in Switzerland, although I did not spend more than one morning it is advisable to stay overnight in this city.
Highlights the Chapel Bridge, the monument to the dying lion, the Hotel Gütsch, the Lake of the Four Cantons and the KKL Luzern.
Roadtrip between Lucerne and Interlaken
This journey of about 70 kilometers from Lucerne to Interlaken is wonderful.
Enviable landscapes and views of lakes from the top that really make this country incomparable.
The name of the city comes from its geographical position between the lakes of Thun and Brienz.
The main attraction is the Jungfraubahnen cog railway to the Jungfrau, the highest train station in Europe at 3454 meters above sea level.
If you have time and desire to pay about € 150 is a must of Switzerland.
Instead of the train you can go up to this magnificent viewpoint for about € 30 which offers wonderful views of the Jungfrau, the Mönch, the Eiger and the lakes Thun and Brienz and the city of Interlaken.
It is important to go up with the clear sky to get some amazing views, if the weather is not good it is better to discard it.
Bern is the capital of Switzerland and a unique city in the world. World Heritage since 1983 thanks to its medieval architecture.
It is a very small city but with a very peculiar structure and that really attracts tourists.
Bern has hosted bears in the city itself from 1513 to 1857 and then in the bear pit, which in 2009 became a park.
The park is on land that stretches from the same place as the old bear pit to the Aare river.
Bern City Hall
The Town Hall was built between 1406 and 1416. The municipal council meets there every Thursday. The Grand Council, the cantonal parliament, meets five times a year to hold its public sessions. On those dates the flag of Bern is hoisted on the roof of this late Gothic building of the fifteenth century.
The Clock Tower (Zytglogge) was the first western gate of the city, built between 1191 and 1256, today, with its famous astronomical calendar clock built in 1530, among Bern's most important monuments and the oldest grand clocks in all of Switzerland.
The exterior appearance of the tower is dominated by the elements of its reconstruction in the late baroque period. The large sphere is framed by a 1930 mural painting by Viktor Surbeck.
The Swiss Federal Palace is the seat of one of the first modern democracies in the world. Located in the Bundesplatz along with the National Bank is one of the most important points of the country.
It is the seat of the Swiss government, but also offers numerous possibilities for entertainment and events for the inhabitants of the city and for visitors.
The Cathedral of Bern is the building of the most impressive late Gothic period of the city and the largest and most important church of the Late Middle Ages of Switzerland. From the tallest church tower in Switzerland you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city.
It is the tallest religious building in Switzerland with a 100.6 meter tower. Construction began in 1421, but was not completed until 1893.