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Address: Wasserwerkgasse, Bern, Switzerland

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old and smelly

old smelly and dark corners filled with....who knows what. i would advise you to stay away from this area of bern.

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

old smelly and dark corners filled with....who knows what. i would advise you to stay away from this area of bern.

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

It's also fascinating to realise how close the river Aare is, that even nowadays floodings are catching up with this particularly part of town and still people love to live there and enjoy being so close to both the river Aare as well as the city centre

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Bern
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Charming and very old part of the city. Matte is set below the level of the central medieval city of Bern, and was isolated enough to have its own dialect. Charming shops on winding streets along the river, under the great wall of the city. A glass elevator takes you up to the Münsterplatz and its Cathedral.

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World
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

I work about 2min form this place. Located close to the Bärengraben, down where the Aare river flows. From the 15th to the middle of the 20th century the "Matte" was a typical lower class neighbourhood, filled with tanners and brothels. They spoke their own lingo, the so called "Matteenglisch". The population today is around 1100 and the lower class... More 

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