ahh okay, bern is nice city(its our capital). they build there a new nationalstadium, which u will see at the em 2008 in Switzerland/Austria...really nice stadium! But, Downtown Switzerland is ZURICH. We become a new stadium too, the nicest arena in whole europe, i swear! Zurich is a very international city(many cultures, we have alone 4 NATIONAL LANGUAGES, sadly no english...:down with arround 500`000(-1`000`000, Aglo) habits. Beautyfull lake and river( drink water quality!), the mountains are not far away, u can see them(snowboarding: 1-3 h, davos(laax), zermatt, saas-fee), and hey, we got that cute quarter in the south, called "ticino". looks like italy, but the comfort with swiss-quality! There are a lot of beaches, okay we got no MARE, but after all its only two hour more and your are in genova...!