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 has reallocated. Some good restaurants can be found here or you might want to stroll along the Aare river. Why not take a look to avoid all other tourists? The map shows the wrong place...like I said, it's located very close to the Bärengraben!
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