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Nice town, yet very calm in the evenings. Swimming in the Aare is very exciting. Try the traditional Swiss foods!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice town, yet very calm in the evenings. Swimming in the Aare is very exciting. Try the traditional Swiss foods!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bern was probably the least impressive stop during our 12-day Swiss vacation. It looks charming given its location on the Aare River, but the city center / old town feels a bit dreary. Yes, there's the clock tower, but the hourly repertoire 4 minutes prior to the hour was underwhelming. Most of the shops along the main shopping avenue are... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful to walk around and explore, the old clock is especially worth noting, as are the old fountains and statues.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The clock tower is amazing.old town is amazing. We enjoyed walking down the old town. it has very good old structures.

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NT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wandering around the old city was nice. beautiful clock.tower lots of statues. We didn't have a guide and might have got more out of the trip if we did. Albert Einsteins house is a museum here but we didn't go on. Lots of expensive shops but further towards the bears are more crafy workshops. The bears were on holiday so... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There are many beautiful old towns "altstadt" in Switzerland, but the main street leading down from clock tower with the statues and the alps in the background is hard to beat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very attractive old town to explore. Convenient tram stops. Beautiful clock tower and fountains. Picturesque rivers on either side of old town with great bridges.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Everyone knows that Switzerland is undeniably expensive but when you arrive in Bern you just don't care anymore. We arrived on a day when most shops were closed (or perhaps we started out before they opened). We wandered the quiet cobble stone streets which were virtually deserted. Every time we turned a corner there was another beautiful building or street... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We spent only 3 hours in Bern, but had we known what it was like we would have spent the night and next day. Totally amazing classic Swiss town. You will have to walk the town, and take in the sights of the beautiful architecture and the divine river. Probably looks now as it did centuries ago. A true unspoiled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Bern in early July. It is our favorite Swiss town as it is classically Swiss. Bern has a lot of high end shops along the Bahnhofstrasse which are sheltered by covered arcades. We walked down to the Bear Park (15 minutes), and crossed a bridge (Nydeggbrucke), which gave the most incredible view of Bern and... More 

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

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