Old City

Old City, Bern: Hours, Address, Old City Reviews: 4.5/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Bern Station • 9 min walk
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644 within 3 miles
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120 within 3 miles
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Julian I
8 contributions
Bern Has a Lovely Old Town
Jun 2021
The Old Town of Bern is largely free of traffic. It is an attractive set of cobble stone streets, with flags, fountains and a number of churches and other interesting buildings. On a clear day, one would see the Alps (this would be a bonus)
Written June 2, 2021
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swisstraveller
Berne454 contributions
I love Berne
Apr 2021
I have been living in a village very near Berne for many years, and the old city is kind of very familiar to me. I take it for granted, and dont think about it much. Untill I visit it with someown who is not from Berne, and is not used to this beautiful and amazing old city. Which happened in April, with a friend from Germany. Showing her Old City, the market on saturday, the Münsterplattform, the Kleine Schanze, the bridges, the Bärenpark etc. - reminded me what a wonderful and beautiful city Berne is.
Written May 1, 2021
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Kayjayell
Wicklow, Ireland365 contributions
Fabulous Old Town
Mar 2021 • Couples
The best old town I’ve ever been in. All the old buildings with underground caverns converted to shops, amazing roof structures and chimneys you can see from most high areas around the city and facades and fountains all worth stopping to admire and photograph.

Best medieval old town which you can just imagine back when it was built
Written March 25, 2021
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Swissshamoo
Bern, Switzerland161 contributions
A city with history
Dec 2020
You will be happy to visit the City Clock, the apartment used by Einstein, of the trails along the Aare river. The city is full of good restaurants and extremely safe to walk in groups or alone till the last bar is open.
Written December 2, 2020
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Switzerland Travel Family
Lucerne, Switzerland18 contributions
UNESCO World Heritage City
Oct 2020
We love Bern and the Old Town. The Aare River gives the city such a great charm, and a colorful contrast with the middle age city. Discover Bern slowly...
Written November 29, 2020
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria14,355 contributions
Bern's old city
Sep 2020
The old town of Bern is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is compact and very suitable for walking. Very interesting, exciting and well preserved.
Written September 27, 2020
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Delnyon
Nyon, Switzerland2,807 contributions
Always nice no matter the weather
Sep 2020 • Friends
Such a beautiful old town and practical to walk along the arches!
Don’t miss the Einstein museum, the federal palace, the cathedral and its beautiful pediment, the nice shops and restaurants and of course the clock tower!
If you have time go down to the bear park on the river Aar.
Enjoy Bern!
Written September 2, 2020
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Florin V
Bucharest, Romania14 contributions
Nice half a day visit
Jul 2020 • Family
The old city is compact and very beautiful. The buildings are nice and the tower clocks are beautiful. The cathedral in the Old Town is truly impressive.

The only reason I didn't give the whole 5 stars is that it's quite small. You really see it all in 2 hours.
Written July 22, 2020
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1970fog
Bern, Switzerland420 contributions
Lovely and wonderful
Mar 2020
The oldtown of Berne is also for me each time again fascinating, even if I have already visited it a thousand times. I like the walk from the upper Kramgasse up to the Nydeggbrücke. Specially in spring or early summer, after a visit to the Saturday market in the upper part of the city, strolling through the alleyways is wonderful. If you are in Bern, you simply cannot avoid a visit to the old town. The small and beautiful shops invite you to do so. Wonderful.
Written March 7, 2020
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Grace M
Ceuta, Spain5 contributions
Beautiful and charming old city
Mar 2020 • Couples
I love it, the stones on the floor, the arcades, the lovely tiny shops, the atmosphere ... it’s just charming,
Written March 6, 2020
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