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Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen founded the city of Bern. For strategic reasons it was necessary to have a strong fortification on the peninsula formed by the Aare river, and the Duke accordingly entrusted one of his noblemen with the task of building a city there.At the extreme end of the peninsula already stood a mighty castle, built probably in the II century as a free imperial castle. In the course of the 12th century, a small settlement had sprung up around the so-called Nydegg CastIe. Cuno of Bubenberg, who was responsible for the execution for the Duke's orders, had the oak forest, covering the peninsula, cut down and the wood of these trees was used to build the first houses. That was in the year 1191 when Bern was part of Upper Burgundy, ruled by the Dukes of Zähringen, who had been appointed to this position by the Emperor Lothair IIl. Cuno of Bubenberg built a first city wall in the center of which rose the great Zytglogge (Clock Tower) functioning at the same time as main gate giving access to the countryside beyond. In front of the city wall was a natural hollow in the ground which served as moat.

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Julie Oldfield24-Sep-2018 01:52
Outstanding framing and composition. V
John Hamers23-Sep-2018 16:51
Great wide angle capture of this lovely river scene. !V
lucanton23-Sep-2018 09:02
magnifique photo avec une superbe vue! V
Tom LeRoy23-Sep-2018 08:15
The framing of the view of Bern with the bend of the River Aare is perfect! V
Gill Kopy23-Sep-2018 02:24
Lovely shot, so beautifully framed - and I love the reflections in the river V
Jean D23-Sep-2018 00:51
Beautiful scene superbly captured, Jose. ~V
Walter Otto Koenig22-Sep-2018 23:48
Nice view of the city with this framing. "V"
Dennis Hoyne22-Sep-2018 23:43
A beautiful view of this lovely old city, a stunning image, Jose. V
bill friedlander22-Sep-2018 23:40
Great POV and nicely framed. V
Fletcher Wildlife Garden22-Sep-2018 21:52
Wonderful view of the city, and such an attractive image. V
Helen Betts22-Sep-2018 20:51
Perfect perspective for this excellent view of the city and bend in the river. V.
Jim Coffman22-Sep-2018 19:52
I really like your high vantage point and the composition!
Nick Paoni22-Sep-2018 19:48
A neat view of city. I like the way you framed the shot.
Allan Jay22-Sep-2018 19:44
Excellent scene!
Tom Munson22-Sep-2018 19:27
Wonderful framing, Jose.
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