Photo: Lorenz Cugini
If Bern were a person, it would probably be described as charming and a bit introvert, but at the same time very free-spirited and endearing.
«The rest of Switzerland likes to scoff about Bern’s proverbial slowness and that things don’t move here. In their well written and beautifully illustrated guide, Mirko Beetschen and Stéphane Houlmann prove that this prejudice definitely doesn’t apply to the local culture and gastronomy scene.»
«Mirko Beetschen and Stéphane Houlmann moved back to Bern after 12 years in Zurich. They rediscovered a city with an extraordinary «urban landscape with a big variety of neighbourhoods, river landscapes, woods and hills», the Aare, which has become the lifeline of the Swiss capital, and discovered an abundance of new and traditional venues.»
The city of Bern has been playing a secondary role in Swiss city tourism for years. Wrongly so - as this stylish Bern guide proves. In brief English and German texts and atmospheric photographs, the authors present a personally curated selection of about 60 Bernese hot spots, including restaurants, shops, cafés and bars as well as cultural venues, architecture and outdoor spaces.
Mirko Beetschen and Stéphane Houlmann go beyond the 'usual suspects' such as Bärengraben, Zytglogge and Bundeshaus and present a colorful, diverse and cosmopolitan Berne. The booklet thus is not only an invitation for visitors and newcomers to the federal city, but also a treasure box of hidden spots and magic corners for locals.
BERN INSIDER GUIDE - German / English
MIRKO BEETSCHEN / STÉPHANE HOULMANN
Paperback, number of pages: 168, illustrations: 70, dimensions: 11 x 17 cm, publication date: 04/12/2019
Publisher: Zytglogge, ISBN: 978-3-7296-5008-4