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27 Reasons You Should Avoid Switzerland's Capital At All Costs

What a waste of time.

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1. Some* might claim Switzerland's Capital, Bern, to be a city worth your time.

*Like this random-ass, sketchy sounding agency called UNESCO, which deemed the entire Old Town a World Heritage Site in 1983.
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*Like this random-ass, sketchy sounding agency called UNESCO, which deemed the entire Old Town a World Heritage Site in 1983.

2. But don't believe them and their highly filtered Instagram photos.

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3. You're honestly better off sticking to a European town with actual historical significance.

Einsteinhaus is a museum and the former residence of some dude called Albert Einstein, who might've dabbled in physics, IDK.
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Einsteinhaus is a museum and the former residence of some dude called Albert Einstein, who might've dabbled in physics, IDK.

4. Because truth be told, there's nothing remarkable to see or do here.

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5. ZILCH.

As soon as the sun comes out, locals go for a swim in the Aare river. Not sure why anyone would consider this a refreshing activity, but to each his own!!
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As soon as the sun comes out, locals go for a swim in the Aare river. Not sure why anyone would consider this a refreshing activity, but to each his own!!

6. The outdoors in Bern are a huge bummer.

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7. They have nothing I couldn't see in my own town.

The lawn in front of the House of Parliament is a popular spot to sunbathe and wonder why you ever considered such a dreary and stressful destination.
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The lawn in front of the House of Parliament is a popular spot to sunbathe and wonder why you ever considered such a dreary and stressful destination.

8. And a day trip outside of the city will make you question all your decision-making skills.

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9. Literally nothing ever happens here.

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10. It's kind of depressing.

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11. There is zero art scene.

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I mean, apart from the oldest art museum in Switzerland, a couple of art spaces, and local events like this Drink 'n Draw series. The Swiss are not known for much in the art or design world, so I guess they have to start somewhere.

12. They call this art?!

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"La Blanche et la Noire" by Félix Vallotton.

14. The entire city has no interesting architecture whatsoever.

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15. It is just completely barren of any visual detail.

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16. Everything just looks extremely tacky and outdated.

Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the Paul Klee museum houses the world's largest collection of Klee's art — basically some doodles that no one in the arts world really cares for.
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Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the Paul Klee museum houses the world's largest collection of Klee's art — basically some doodles that no one in the arts world really cares for.

17. I don't even understand why Einstein considered this plain rose garden to be one of his favorite spots.

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18. There's not a single romantic corner in the entire city.

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19. It's all grey sadness everywhere.

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20. And don't get me started on the food.

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21. How can they stand this stuff?!

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22. No wonder everyone here looks like the pinnacle of health.

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23. Switzerland is supposedly one of the happiest countries in the world, but Bern basically proves why the survey is a straight-up lie.

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24. All the locals probably bike because they're hoping to skip town at the earliest possible opportunity.

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From May to October, the city loans bikes to visitors who are itching to escape the city for free.

25. I'd honestly cry from disappointment if I traveled halfway around the world for this view.

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26. So just take my word for it when I say: Bern is the most overrated hidden gem in all of Switzerland.

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27. And in all seriousness? You're better off elsewhere.

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