"Kanton Berne" Kanton Bern by barbskie

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This Canton has the largest north-south expansion to all Swiss cantons stretching to Jura , to the Midlands and to the Alps. Berne is the major city and the language spoken are German, French and various Bernese dialects.

The northern part borders to Jura, to the west is Neuenburg, Waadt & Fribourg, to the East are Solothurn, Aargau, Lucerne, Nidwald , & Uri, Obwald and to the south is Canton Welsh. The Southern area stretches to Bielersee, Murtensee and the city of Berne(the Aaretal of the Bernese Seeland).

The Alpine region at the soutern part is the famous Bernese Oberland, consisting the Haslital , Brienzersee, Thunersee and Jungfrauregion to the east. Saanenland,Simmental, Frutigerland(Adelboden) and Loetschberg to the west.
At the eastern part lies the alpine-foothills of Emmental(where the famous Emmental cheese is originally made) and at the northeast is the region Oberaargau.
The Bernese Jura belongs to Faltenjura( the Alpine-group).

  • Last visit to Kanton Bern: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 5, 2007
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Interesting pages. Its always good to know what side to sit on to get the best views, thanks for that!

  • May 13, 2007 at 8:28 PM

    Bravo bravo! I think coming back in July will be a good idea so I can scope the entire country. Thanks Julz for sharing all this fantastic photos. Ganda talaga!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2007 at 9:07 AM

    Great updates Juliet - the scenery is stunning!!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2006 at 10:55 PM

    Ahh :-)) Yes, I was in Grindelwald and Kl. Scheidegg only once, but it is so beautiful !! I've seen the huskies as well, but no sledges those days. And onion market sounds perfect, I love those braids with onions or garlic - yummmm

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2005 at 2:19 AM

    nice cover pics! and I liked the onion tip too.

  • Rhondaj's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2004 at 3:25 PM

    I love this area. The green hills contrasting with the white snowcapped mountains is an awesome picture!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2004 at 3:49 PM

    a lovely page & great pics, bringing back great memories ! ...my favorite tour was from Wilderswil to Schynigge Platte then to First and down to Grindelwald !

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2004 at 2:16 PM

    Bacalpsee has very special memories for me


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