The Heart of Switzerland: Bern
There are only two countries in the world without a capital, Switzerland being one of them. Unofficially though the city of Bern, situated in the heart of the Alpine country, is considered to be the political center of the nation. Located on a peninsula which is engulfed by the Aare river, the old town of Bern is vast and beautiful. Particularly striking are the characteristic rooftops and pergolas.