Self-proclaimed king drives across Bundesplatz in Bern

Jonas Lauwiner at his own coronation (c) instagram

A man who has declared himself a king caused a stir when he drove his own armoured personnel vehicle across the Bundesplatz in Bern over the weekend.

29-year-old Jonas Lauwiner buys abandoned buildings, private roads and forests – and declares them part of his empire.

He even had a coronation.

He’s well known around his native Zug.

Despite his ambitions – he’s clearly not prepared to upset authorities. To drive his military vehicle on the road, he had to have it made road legal and pass a truck test. 

He says locals smile and wave as he passes – and it makes him happy. 

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