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Old Town Bern

Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Bern
Type: Neighborhoods
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

the old town of bern is like a walk into the medieval era.old architecture buildings,small cafes lining the pebbled stone streets,gothic fountains,flags lined on streets,arched walkways.....all have the old world charm.so much more relaxed away from the modern n fast city life.though we spent only a day in bern ,wish we could have stayed more n enjoyed the city.

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千葉県
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The city was very smaller than I expected. It was fun to walk around small path. The city is surrounded by river, which makes the landscape beautiful.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Bern and walked through the old town. This is really a pretty place. All the architecture and natural beauty together made this a great experience.

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Canberra Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We wandered the streets of the old town, it's well worth exploring all it has to offer. It has many little shops and restaurants.

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Highly recommended to visit but must be prepared to walk so as to better explore this town fully and immersed in its rich heritage and history! Bern old town is charming and amazing with nicely built houses and vintage buildings arranged neatly in rows. There is a lake that separated the place between new and old town and a bear... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The buildings in the old town are old, but they are kept in such a good condition that they look almost brand new - it is a bit strange though to see the big brands in renovated over old buildings. The walk down the main street is stunning for the buildings.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am quite found of old centers, for me it always justify a visit. I new Bern has an ood center nominted by Unesco as world heritage. Evfen so I was surprised: the center is well preserved, beaufiful and after fountais and towers we end with a marvellous view of the nice and blue Aar River. I could loose myself... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Walking Bern's Old Town is not only great because of the shops and window shopping but also because the shops are all located under porticos. Thus, when the late evening Alpine showers struck and we were a few blocks from the hotel we didn't need to break our pace. Protected under the portico...we continued uninterrupted. The scene itself is as... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Alt Stadt (old town) Bern is a blend of the ancient (for example, Munster cathedral) and the very modern (many shops and restaurants are to be found throughout. Circumscribed by the beautiful river Aare, Alt Stadt Bern includes numerous remarkable places to see, such as the barengraben (live bear pit -- in town!), the most-photographed zeitclocke (a "cukoo clock" far... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As some might say perhaps the old town of Bern won't impress you when you stack it up agains other old towns in Switzerland/Europe (it doesn't stand up to someplace like Bruges) but still I was not disappointed. The old clock and the fountains were really the highlight for me.

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