Bern - the capital of Switzerland, located in the bend of the river Aare. The city was founded in the XII century. Altstadt (Old Town) has preserved medieval buildings from those times. These include the French church (Französische Kirche) and the Zytglogge tower erected in the 13th century. In the Federal Palace (Bundeshaus), made in the style of the Neo-Renaissance, the Swiss parliament sits.
Bern’s population is 130,000.