From Zürich to Bern, Switzerland

February 23, 2016

So the last 7 months have been a whirlwind… new country, new language courses, new husband (and only) and finally a new apartment!!!

And now another new city.

There is beauty in nature. I am not really the “Camping type” but I can really appreciate natural beauty!
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My husband and I have made the move to Bern, Switzerland. The capitol of Switzerland and about an hour from the fast paced banking and fashion city of Zürich. Bern gets a bad reputation for being a bit boring but I am excited to learn about this new city. It has a village feel, by this I mean there is barely anything open on Sunday… similar to Zürich but even more so, also everyone has been much  more friendly!swtizerland_bern+UNESCO_facts_about_bern
I love it here so far so here are a few photos, you can tell I am too excited for the warmer weather (after a rainy but warm winter)!swtizerland_bern+UNESCO_facts_about_bern
There’s obviously quite a few differences between living in the US and living here in Switzerland (for better and worse )and I will say the biggest differences are really just all of the small nuances you notice. I will say the Swiss are serious about paperwork.

They don’t mess around so it can be quite a process to to get things done. A few facts that I have learned with moving to our new place.switzerland_bern+capital_parliment_facts_placecs_to_visitbite_my_fashion_bloger_zara_worldwide_switzerland

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Random Facts You Must Know about Bern, Switzerland

Facts about Bern, Swtizerland

  1. Bern is referred to as the Capital but technically Switzerland does not have a capital. Bern is the Federal City (Bundesstadt) and home of the parliament and federal buildings therefore it gains recognition as the Capital.
  2. There are 90 embassies in Bern so it is a bit like living back in Washington, DC.
  3. There is a TV tax here. You have to payover 250 CHF ($250) per year for owning devices that can show/ stream television. (I was shocked and a little annoyed by this one). They actually come to your house when you move in!
  4. There are bears in Bern. In the city you can go see the Bears… no photos because they’re hibernating right now but there is a story that the city founder said they would name the city after the first hunted animal and it was Bear therefore in German Bear is Bär and it became Bern.
  5. We pay 19.50 for 10 trash bags here, and they are the only  trash bags we can use.
  6. It is against the law to vacuum on Sundays (or any loud housework).
  7. All of the Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with  lots of cultural and aesthetic enjoyment.

Beside the random and at time annoying facts, you should definitely make a trip to Bern if you have never been here, there is some serious beauty  in this capital city. I can’t wait to explore more!

These photos are taken by the Aare, River which will be a definite hang out this summer!

aare_river_bern_heritage_site_facts_expat_blogger_switzerlandaare_river_bern_heritage_site_facts_expat_blogger_switzerlandThe anticipation of decorating has kept me up for weeks! My Pinterest has gone from food to all interior design. Check out some of my inspiration and I can not wait to do a home reveal!

Leave any interior decor ideas, shops or tips for moving to a new city!

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12 responses to “From Zürich to Bern, Switzerland”

  1. Pam says:

    number 6 is so funny! And i cant bellieve thats how much 10 trash bags cost!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. Len Parent says:

    Simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len
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  4. Carina says:

    Have a good start in Berne. I studied there 4 years, it’s a charming city. I really like your pictures and it was super interesting to read the 10 facts 🙂
    xoxo Carina

    http://www.iammetalheart.com

  5. Rena says:

    Wow, your denims are so cool!
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  6. Suzy says:

    Beautiful pictures. You look stunning! ♥

    Happy Weekend!
    xoxo Suzy ( ˘ ³˘)♥
    THE KAWAII PLANET

  7. Leonora says:

    Hello, you are looking pretty! I love your casula outfit!
    Greetings from MissGrey Romania – http://bit.ly/1XVUawg

  8. sand says:

    Nice denim 🙂
    Bonjour from FRANCE, Sand.
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    http://www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

  9. Faraloo says:

    Nice pics!! Great shoes!!

  10. Arianna says:

    I like this outfit!
    xoxo

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