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Nydegg Church (Nydeggkirche)

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Address: Nydeggasse 2, Bern 3011, Switzerland
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An often missed landmark of Old Town Bern

This is a church of the Reformed tradition with a small chapel but of great historical importance to the city of Bern. It is situated at the eastern edge of the old city, next to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Its very beautiful church in Bern near old city and its a must visit in Bern. Swiss churches are always beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Just walking around an just came across this very quite neighborhood reformed church. We stopped in and was very happy we did, well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

In 1190 Duke Berchtold V von Zähringen had built the castle Nydegg. After the extinction of the House of Zähringen, it came under the control of the city and was razed in 1268/70 by the inhabitants of Berne, after it became a free city. It possessed four corner towers and was located about where the current choir of the church... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a church of the Reformed tradition with a small chapel but of great historical importance to the city of Bern. It is situated at the eastern edge of the old city, next to the bridge and the bear pit. When I was there, there was no visitor, inside or at the outside courtyard. Many people missed this important... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Nydegg Church sits on the grounds where Duke Berchthold of Zahringen founded the city of Bern in 1191. Legend states that Berchtold would name the city after the first animal he killed during a hunting expedition, hence the name Bern, or Bear in German. The original castle was destroyed in the mid-13th century and replaced by the Nydegg church.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

in the oldest part of town near the bear pits - about 800 years old. The Nydegg quarter is said to be the site where Duke Berchthold of Zähringen hat originally founded the city in the 12th century

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

great place to have a quiet moment and join for Sunday evening prayer. It's a nice church, great prayer types on offer. I find the ones on Sunday evening particularly tempting.

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