Matte

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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria14,355 contributions
The oldest part of the city
Sep 2020
Once upon a time, this was the fishing district. It can be seen very well from the Münsterplattform as it is located at river level.
Written September 27, 2020
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Historic district
Oct 2019
Matte is the oldest district of Bern and was its harbour. It was formerly home to workers and craftsmen living is simple, half timber houses. Now you stroll by studios, bespoke shops and cafes.
Written December 11, 2019
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mis27
Prague, Czech Republic64 contributions
historical part of the town
Aug 2019
Many people miss this place going from Berner´s Bears directly to Zytglogge (Horloge) and market streets. Don´t hesitate to go down the river Aare and to feel old times in an old fishery neighbourhood.
Written August 19, 2019
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floridatraveler33
Jacksonville, FL682 contributions
Old Part of the Old City
Apr 2019 • Couples
Sure, there are not a lot of exciting sites to see in Matte, however, if you have time in your agenda, do walk along the river to Matte. It's a relaxing walk compared to the hustle and bustle of the central streets of the Old City and you'll get a different perspective view of the cathedral.
Written June 16, 2019
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bergfischer
Paraza, France390 contributions
Still a very cool place in town
Apr 2019 • Family
Access by stairs, road or elevator from the cathedral park, this is still one of the coolest places in town. It has covered walkways as the upper city, a few nice craft stores, a few very nice restaurants and ample spots to watch the river Safe flow by!
Written May 22, 2019
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Sara l
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions
Cute little neighbourhood leading to beautiful walk by the river
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 pretty trendy with great views by the river. As you walk down the passages on the path, you may have to dip your head under the arcades. There is a beautiful independent cinema (Cine matte) with a good bar and restaurant, just by the Matte brewery which makes Matte gin and often has good local bands.
Written October 4, 2018
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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland12,839 contributions
Lovely district
May 2018 • Couples
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.

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Written May 10, 2018
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Berna102016
London, UK11 contributions
Matte englisch
Oct 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!
Written November 6, 2016
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Porzel
Bern, Switzerland7,463 contributions
Berns oldest city district
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 can take the historic lift from 1897"Senkeltram" which runs from 6 to 20.30 (sundays from 7) or take the 183 stairs of the Mattetreppe down to the matte.mind your head if you are tall, the arcade is very low!The matte has a turbulend history.In the early centurys traders and fishers brouht here their goods for sale. They developed their own secret language, the mattenenglisch. This language is still spoken by some people, In the 19th century the matte was a slum. Only the poorest of the poor lived here. Today it is a district with many listed houses and nice restaurants. You can find here the last washhouse of the city . It can be rent for occasions.A worth seeing district of Berne.
Written September 27, 2016
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993Rpg
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK203 contributions
can't see what the fuss is about
Aug 2016 • Family
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
Written September 13, 2016
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