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Address: Wasserwerkgasse, Bern, Switzerland

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nice place, gives a good feel for the "original" historic city of Berne

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2012
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Interlaken, Switzerland

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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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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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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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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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Address: Wasserwerkgasse, Bern, Switzerland
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern

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