Here's a marvelous aerial view of the Swiss capital city of Bern, compliments of contributor TravelPenguin. Located in the west-central part of the country, Bern is the fifth-most populous city in the Federation as of 2019. Located in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, the city dates to the 12th century AD and possibly earlier. It's located on a landform known as the Bernese Plateau, north of the Bernese Alps mountain chain. The city sits on the Aare River, which is crossed by a number of bridges.