Aare, Bern

For some years I tried to avoid trips to Switzerland. It is a nice country with beautiful nature, but the prices are just horrible. During the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 I was searching for places I could reach by train and as I’ve never seen the capital city of Switzerland, I booked my ticket. But then our Swiss neighbors held a large yodel festival (really!), and the infection numbers were increasing dramatically. Therefore, it took me another year before I could do the trip.

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Thunersee, Switzerland

The Thunersee is a wonderful and large lake near the Alps. If you want to enjoy good views you should take a trip to Spiez, a community at its shore. It has a nice castle (Schloss Spiez), and you can have some food next to the water. In December and January, it is recommended to arrive early as the mountain Niesen throws a large triangle-shaped shadow on the city after 2 pm.

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