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this website we welcome you. In the following text we would like to
you about where you are and who we are. Please understand, that
rest of the Website will be written in German because our informations
thought for locals. Any further questions can be placed with an E-mailand will be
yourself in Switzerland and more precisely in the capital, Berne. The
is a little bit more than 800 years old, lies 550m above sealevel an is
in a U-turn of the river Aare. The surrounding is green and and hilly.
the suburb we count approximatly 300'000 people. Zurich is 130 km to
east, Lausanne is 120 km to the west and 60km to the south, we see the
caps of the Swiss Alps like Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau. We speak our
Dialect wich is familiar to the german language. The name Berne is
to the Bear. When the city was founded in 1191 it was a bear who was
shooted in the forest when they prepared the area. You can still see
bears in our "Baeregrabe" or "Bear-Pits".
had it, then not and since 1983 we have it again: The "Baerner
the "Carneval of Berne". It takes place end of February or beginning of
Three days long Berne is a great place for entertainment and fun. Even
its cold and frosty weather thousands of people visit the city. The
are filled with the rhythm of the musicgroups and you can discover all
different costumes and masks. There are many places in Restaurants and
where you can join the presentations of all different kinds.
Baern is one of these musicgroups who takes part on the "Bernese
We are a so called "Guggenmusik" and this means to day a group of
who play the pieces by heart, who play it very loud and it seems to be
little bit unorganized. We exist since 1984 and our name, you can guess
would be in English:
ever stay in Berne in February or March have a look around for the
Carneval". It lasts only 3 days but it worth to see it.
and have a good time.