Bern is the capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their “federal city” because it is the seat of the nation’s parliament. The Old City of Bern, seen here, is situated on a crook of the Aare River and more modern neighborhoods have sprouted up in surrounding areas. Bern has a population of about 140,000, making it the fifth-most populous city in Switzerland.

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