I find it so fascinating that everything in Switzerland – Bern is particular has a story behind it. Rose garden is no exception. It is a cemetery turned into a garden. Yes, from 1765 to 1877, it served as a cemetery for the lower part of the city. It was in 1913 that it got transformed into a park. As the name suggests, the park is most notable for its wealth of blossoms – roses in particular. It is home to 223 rose varities. The park also has a very nice view of the Old Town and Aare Loop.
Note : For photography lovers , the best time to visit the park is in the evening during sunset.
Restaurant Recommendations :
I am a vegetarian , so of-course my recommendations are based on where you will get ample vegetarian options.
1) Namaste India : Great little restaurant with Indian Cuisine. Food was delicious.
2) Tibits : Located right at Bern train station , this restaurant has some amazing vegetarian and vegan options.
3) Marta : It is a cute little coffee shop with an excellent coffee and home baked cakes and scones.
4) Heir and Jetz : A great vegetarian and vegan take away restaurant with choice of soup , sandwich and pasta.
And that is a wrap. Bern really made me think , how all capital cities should be – easy to navigate , less crowded, people friendly and rich in history. All in all I felt that Bern is definitely a must visit city of Switzerland. It may be small, but what it lacks in scenery in terms of mountains etc , it makes it in culture and history. It is definitely worth spending time and appreciating it. Do let me know in comments below , what you found most fascinating thing about Bern. Was it really as you expected? If you need any help in planning your trip to Bern, leave me a comment or email me. I will love to help you out. And again thank you so much for stopping by.
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