30 years ago I mostly saw the Alps from inside – literally – going through the train tunnels at night on my way from Vienna to Florence. So my first view of the Alps this time was awe-inspiring. This view is from a courtyard at the University of Bern, looking across the city center to the southeast. For my first dinner in Bern, Isabelle took me to a wonderful cozy bistro in the University district, “Zum Blauen Engel,” a great introduction to Bern cuisine! http://www.zumblauenengel.ch.