The panoramic view of Bern's Old City from the Rosengarten is already a hugely popular photo motif, but framed by the pink blossoms, the UNESCO World Heritage Site looks even more spectacular. The exotic trees were gifted to the city of Bern by Yoshiyuki Urata. The farmer and beekeeper from Japan studied agriculture in St. Gallen and was so fascinated by the Swiss work ethic that, in 1975, he sent a total of 100 cherry trees of the “Somei Yoshino” variety to Bern.
The beginning of the beautiful spectacle depends on the weather – the trees usually bloom between the end of March and mid-April. However, the pretty blossoms only stay around for a few days.
Here are two tips to make sure you don’t miss them:
If you’re in the right place at the right time and you capture the magic on camera, don’t forget to use the hashtag #ilovebern when you post the photos on social media.