“It is the most beautiful that we have ever seen,” wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in a letter to his friend Charlotte von Stein during his stay in Bern in 1779.
Maybe Goethe exaggerated just a little, probably because he had not visited the whole world… But it's a matter of fact that our small Capital city has a special charm.
I have been there many, many times. It's less than two hours by train from my home. Distances are so small in my small country. But for reasons I cannot identify rationally, I had never dedicated a whole photographic gallery to Bern.
I'm trying to do it now, posting here some photos which don't show necessarily all the most popular monuments and touristic spots. My intention is to offer my own point of view about the town and convey by images a little of its spirit.