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Cute little neighbourhood leading to beautiful walk by the river

Matte is a historical neighbourhood which was where Matte Englisch a small sociolect was spoken by... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
Lovely district

The „Matte“ district is a very nice and well maintained yet small district of Berne. Great for... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Matte is a historical neighbourhood which was where Matte Englisch a small sociolect was spoken by the local community. The neighbourhood was quite workingclass and frequently flooded but today it boasts some of the nicest wine and eating stops in Bern (try Klosterlei) and is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

The „Matte“ district is a very nice and well maintained yet small district of Berne. Great for walking and to see how locals did live centuries ago. Watch out for high waters of the river Aare - Matte might not be accessible. Is this a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank FrankGeisler
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Read about the special language used in the middle ages in this part of town. A kind of 'secret language' not to be understood by the upper class Bernese living in the upper part of town. Interesting!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

The matte is the oldest city district of Berne. You can reach it easily from the Bärenpark only a few minutes to walk, by bus no 30 from the mainstation of Bern ( direktion Matte- Marzili- Bahnhof) or from the Münsterplatform. From the Platform you...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Porzel
Reviewed September 13, 2016

our guide book said this was a mud not miss district- maybe we missed the bit they meant. Was pleasant for a short stroll but wouldn't recommend a detour if short of time

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

It seems like another city under .If you go down near bank of river aare, you will find a different kind of house, streets, windows.We enjoyed visiting there.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Not much to do down there. A couple of restaurants. Few shops. Water works. Trendy neighbourhood. Needs a museum or display to explain its historical significance.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank yowimp
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Two or three hundred years ago, the artisans used to live here; but worked up in the City on the hill. They lived in another World here; small doors, low ceilings, little windows and very old houses; and a River that sometimes bursts its banks....More

Date of experience: August 2015
6  Thank Geoffrey D
Reviewed July 29, 2015

you will feel the life of old times by walking under the bridge at this well kept part of Bern with the old ferry quay. I used to live there 40 years ago and the atmosphere is still the same. and it's not so crowded...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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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.

Date of experience: June 2012
6  Thank tein s
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