Bern's old town (Photo: Switzerland Tourism/Markus Buehler)

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Bern's historic old town is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This includes the dreamy alleys, the numerous ornate fountains, the famous Zytgloggeturm and the over 100 m high Münsterturm. The Aare River winds around the city in a U-shape. The city's more than 6 km of arcades are popularly called "Lauben". The Federal Palace of the Swiss government belongs to the capital of Switzerland like the view from the Rose Garden over the roofs of the old town and into the Bernese Alps.

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