Fall in love with Bern, Switzerland's de facto capital and fifth largest city. Bern is known for its Altstadt or Old Town built on a narrow hill surrounded by the gorgeous Aare River. Declared as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1983, the Old City is home to numerous cathedrals, churches, buildings and Renaissance fountains. Don't miss the Munster of Bern, the Zytglogge or Clock Tower, Federal Palace, Nydeggkirche and Untertorbrücke. The Rose Garden offers unrivalled views of the city and home to more than 220 different types of roses.