Flooding in July 1951.
Princess Grace of Monaco came on an official visit to Bern with her husband Prince Rainier in November 1960.
On May 13, 1962 three days after the opening of the motorway stretch of the A1 at Grauholz the first fatal accident happened.
The Shah of Persia, Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, on a field visit to the Swiss Army in August 1948.
One morning in 1973 more than 30 swans gathered in this field.
This rabbit market used to take place weekly near the cathedral. Early 1940s.
United States soldiers visit the Zytglogge tower a few months after the end of the Second World War in 1945.
Children of the old town at the entrance of Bern's town hall during the Romania trial, June 1956.
There was an attack on Romania's embassy in 1955 in which members of an opposition movement took part. Shots were fired and one person was killed.
Police recruits, instructed by firemen, practise with water cannon in 1963.
Hedy Salquin, composer and the first woman conductor with a diploma, in action in 1955.
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia arrives at the Swiss government's guest house in Kehrsatz in November 1954.
A demonstration in 1972 of the youth organisation of Jura separatists.
The fight for autonomy for the northern part of the Bernese Jura region led to many conflicts. Canton Jura was created in 1979.
Death in Oberdiessbach in October 1950. Police go after the culprit.
Thirty-five thousand farmers demand state guarantees to protect agriculture. It was one of the biggest demonstrations in front of the parliament building.
The coffin of Rudolf Minger (1881-1955) on the day of his funeral at his farm in Schüpfen. Minger was the first representative of farmers in the cabinet and was head of the defence ministry from 1929 to 1940.
At the beginning of November 1961, more than 10,000 people took part in a silent march to the square in front of parliament. They were demonstrating against Swiss ties with the Soviet Union.
Walter Nydegger focused on both small and large events in the Swiss capital, Bern.
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Walter Nydegger (1912-1986) was always on the scene when something exciting happened in and around Bern. From the 1940s he worked for a large number of daily newspapers. A recent exhibition gave his works pride of place. (All photos: Walter Nydegger/Staatsarchiv Kanton Bern)