The National capital, Bern is a bit like Cambra in australia in that the french and german speakers couldn't decide where the capital of switzerland should be so they found a place in the middle (however Bern is in the German speaking part of the country) I was shocked when i came to Bern how few people spoke any English i always thought that evryone in switzerland spoke english as a second language and while i can get though with my limited french, i speak no German at all. Anyway Bern on the whole was a bit of a disappointment it is really just a small provintial town. its got a great little old town where Eistein devoloped his special theory of relativly while working in the town for the patent office.
However i will remember Bern for one thing, i was shocked to come accross a Bear pit. I thought that these things had been outlawed years ago and to be honest it did make me slighly sick to see these magnificent creatues in a small pen with Tourists throwing things at them. I realise that the bear is the symbol of bern but surley in the 21st centuary there are better ways of celebrating these creatures. I have come across bears in the wild when i was in America and Canada and that is something that will stay with my for the rest of my life, and unfortunatly i think for all the wrong reasons will do the same.