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It is the oldest art museum in Switzerland, built in 1879, and holds an international reputation."},{"metadata":{"width":730,"height":553},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=9ded2c32-94ac-4631-b0a8-901b04786e3f","type":"img","version":1},{"content":"The collection comprises art from the Italian Trecento (Duccio, Fra Angelico); Swiss art since the 15th century (Niklaus Manuel, Albert Anker, Ferdinand Hodler, Cuno Amiet); and international painting from the 19th and early 20th centuries (Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Blaue Reiter, Surrealism); with particular focus on Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and Pablo Picasso.","type":"text"},{"content":"http://www.kunstmuseumbern.ch/","type":"link"}],"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443,"latitude":46.951105517000435,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":7.4430527000000035}},{"media":[{"content":"Bern's Renaissance-style Bundeshaus (Parliament building) stands on the edge of the high ground above the Aare River. The domed central block contains the two chambers of the Swiss Parliament, the meeting places of the National Council, and the Council of States; in the east wing and west wings are various federal agencies and the federal library.\n\nThe entire place is open to visitors. Access is slightly restricted when Parliament is in session. From the Bundesterrasse, which rests on massive retaining walls, there are awesome views of the river Aare below and the Alps beyond.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F8.jpg?alt=media&token=3638f75e-ffc3-425d-8793-b613c45036fc","version":1,"metadata":{"height":455,"width":730},"type":"img"},{"content":"All around the square are cafés, shops, and Renaissance-style buildings as well as the Banknote Museum. Just beyond is the Little Redoubt, a popular viewpoint in Bern, with an orientation map pointing out important sites. Next to this old structure are the gardens and a monument to Oskar Bider, who made the first flight over the Alps in 1913.\n\nThe Theaterplatz, to the east of the Bundesplatz, is where you will find the Hôtel de Musique, the Assembly and Concert Hall, and the Municipal and University Library.","type":"text"}],"location":{"longitude":7.4442043000000035,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":46.946732316997824,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"address":"The Parliament Building"},{"media":[{"content":"The old town of Bern is more than worthy of its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated on a cliff surrounded on three sides by the stunning aquamarine waters of the Aare River, the old town has preserved much of its medieval character. The streets are cobbled and bordered by covered, arcade sidewalks that snake on for miles. On the lower levels of the buildings are shops, cafés, bookstores, and restaurants, while the upper floors are apartments.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=a1fcb426-a3ce-43e0-951f-3919a2b26d05","type":"img","metadata":{"width":730,"height":481},"version":1},{"content":"This old area is where many of the best places to visit and things to do are located, including all of the bridges across the Aare, public fountains, old statues, towers, and the famous Clock Tower. Several days can be passed quite happily just strolling around the old town.","type":"text"}],"address":"UNESCO - Bern Old Town","location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":46.94798771699858,"longitude":7.447789699999978,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443}},{"address":"Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum","media":[{"content":"Housed in a 130-year-old Andre-Lambert-designed building based on 15th-century castles, the Historical Museum of Bern combines with the Einstein Museum to form the second largest museum in Switzerland. Displays encompass more than half a million objects dating from the Stone Age through the Celts, Romans, Middle Ages, Napoleonic era, and into the 19th and 20th centuries. Objects from Alpine Stone Age burials are as impressive as 15th-century Flemish tapestries and the famous Königsfelden diptych painted for the King of Hungary.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=8ce86c6a-f347-4f0b-93f8-7293622ae7fe","metadata":{"height":487,"width":730},"type":"img","version":1},{"type":"img","version":1,"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=9a5b7d73-df93-4de4-a9b3-b7cd76c15fb2","metadata":{"width":730,"height":487}},{"content":"The Einstein Museum is focused on the life of the great scientist, demonstrating how he lived, through dozens of old films, original objects, and letters. Even his 1921 Nobel Prize certificate is on display. And for those of us who are not genius physicists, animated films help the layperson understand Einstein's pioneering theories. The museum is found on the Helvetiaplatz just across the Aare from the Old Town.","type":"text"},{"content":"http://www.bhm.ch/en/","type":"link"}],"location":{"longitude":7.448941600000003,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":46.9433234669958}},{"address":"Einsteinhaus","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443,"longitude":7.450005049999984,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":46.9478943669985},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"If you've already visited the Einstein Museum, stopping by Einstein's former residence will give you some nice extra insight into the life of the genius scientist. Einstein lived at this second-floor apartment with his physicist wife Mileva Maric and their son Hans between 1903 and 1905. He did some of his most impressive work while living here, including writing the Annus Mirabilis papers on the photoelectric effect, the Brownian motion, the special theory of relativity, and E = mc2."},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=da0fd9ce-1664-4be8-abc1-e730706b21a9","type":"img","metadata":{"height":487,"width":730},"version":1},{"content":"The apartment has been restored with period furniture, and a walk through the space gives you a good idea of how Einstein and his family were living at the time he wrote the paper that would change the course of science forever. A small exhibition on the third floor of the building showcases Einstein's work in plain words for the non-scientists, as well as presents interesting information about his life and achievements.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://www.einstein-bern.ch/","type":"link"}]},{"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":7.4510311499999915,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitude":46.947220066998106},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"Perhaps the most famous building in Bern, the Berner Münster is also known as the Bern Cathedral or the Cathedral of St. Vincent. The cathedral is Switzerland's largest church from the late Middle Ages, and played a vital role in the overall development of the city's architecture. The late Gothic creation is a three-aisled, pillared basilica that was under construction from 1421 until 1893, when the addition of the octagonal upper section and the openwork spire was completed."},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=76bb80e9-51ba-4dd4-9fcd-9fdb3f67b773","type":"img","version":1,"metadata":{"width":730,"height":529}},{"content":"The west doorway of Bern Minster is richly decorated with sculpture (now copies); in the tympanum is a Last Judgment (completed in 1495) containing a number of figures, and on the side walls are paintings of the Fall and the Annunciation.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=ac87e06f-b57a-44a3-9a0d-100be9f41bab","version":1,"metadata":{"width":700,"height":401},"type":"img"},{"content":"The nave and the choir of Bern's St. Vincent Minster have reticulated vaulting with fine 16th-century coats-of-arms. The finely carved choir stalls (1523) were the first Renaissance work of art in Bern. In the apse are a Gothic font (1524) and beautiful stained glass (1441-50).","type":"text"}],"address":"The Cathedral of Bern"},{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"One of the most peaceful and beautiful places in Bern with impressive views of the city. The Rose Garden Park (Rosengarten) is a large open area sitting on a hill slope just across the river from the center of town. Originally a cemetery (1765-1877), the area became a public park in 1913."},{"version":1,"type":"img","metadata":{"height":493,"width":730},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=5cc6ce1e-ef7b-40f5-b4fd-dfd710441d1e"},{"type":"text","content":"It was redesigned in the late 1950s and now sports more than 200 types of roses and another 200 species of irises, azaleas, and rhododendrons. There is also a large, splendid pond; a pavilion; restaurant; and picnic areas."}],"address":"Rose Garden Bern","location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":7.4605100500000265,"latitude":46.951318117000554,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443}},{"address":"Zentrum Paul Klee","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":46.94987843838288,"longitude":7.4735235000000255},"media":[{"content":"German-Swiss painter Paul Klee's work is perhaps some of the most recognizable and famous of all paintings from the first part of the 20th century. Transcending the zeitgeist of his age (surrealism, cubism, abstraction), Klee regularly combined various media into his works. His Writings on Form and Design Theory is considered one of the most important theoretical works on art ever written.","type":"text"},{"metadata":{"width":730,"height":473},"version":1,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FWs76OjIHpMyCOw7ZpEBf%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=21a82d86-929b-4e35-92bf-45aa1f83df97"},{"content":"The center contains about 4,000 works by Klee including the famous Dame mit Sonnenschirm (Woman with Parasol), In den Häusern von St. Germain (Houses of St. Germain) and Tod und Feuer (Death and Fire). The building itself is outstanding. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, it takes the form of a rolling, hilly landscape. It is wide and open, light and airy, and a work of art in and of itself.","type":"text"},{"type":"link","content":"http://www.zpk.org/"}]}]
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