SwitzerlandWhy is Bern the capital?

5 min

Available until 25/04/2025

With his trademark irony, David Castello-Lopes takes us on a voyage of discovery through Switzerland, seeking answers to the seemingly simple questions that nobody can answer. In this episode, David investigates why Bern was chosen to be the capital of the country, despite being neither as rich nor as populous as its rival contenders.

This programme by Swiss broadcaster SRG SSR is part of the European Collection, a joint initiative from European public service media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SRG SSR, RTBF and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.

Production

SRF

Country

Switzerland

Year

2021

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