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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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Carcassonne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Bern is a relatively small capital city, which makes it easy to see in a relatively short space of time. There are old buidings, art galleries, museum, rose gardens and even a bear pit to see, all within easy walking distance, but there is a very regular and relaible tram service for the foot weary. Pleanty of shopping too.Ideal for... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Bern is not big by any stretch of the imagination and the old town can be easily covered in a short time, however while you are walking the streets remember this is the original 15th century city with covered walkways, cellar workshops and shops which have remained unchanged for centuries. Take time to look at the variety of shops, some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Now a protected Unesco world heritage sight you can definitely see why! The beautiful traditional buildings have been so well looked after and appear fresh and clean with colourful flowers on all of the windowsills. It's lovely to walk down the main road. Just cross over the plaza out of the main exit of the train station and turn left.... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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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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