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Old Town Bern

Marktgasse, Bern, Switzerland
+41 31 328 12 12
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

If you haven't been there yet, the Old Town of Bern is Unesco World Heritage, beautiful in any time of year and really worth a visit. Nice little shops, cafes, bars and a lot of buildings, including Münster and close to the Rose garden and...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Walking down the arched arcades of the Bern old town takes you immediately back in time. The old center of the city has been carefully restored and maintained as it has been for centuries. The lovely fountains and statues down the Kramgasse/Gerechtigkeitsgasse serve to amplify...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

i got amazed when first time was at Bern really beautiful city i love it...old town and part to the river will take your breath ...really beautiful .

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

We found the pace of life to be so relaxed and relaxing! It took a few hours to adjust after arriving from the hustle and bustle of Paris. When we first ventured out to explore (around two in the afternoon) the city seemed dead! Undeterred,...More

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

In peace since 1798, the city kept its medieval and early renaissance buildings. Its wealth shines in countless shops and workshops sheltered in arcades. Fountains and clocktowers are mementoes well preserved of a city that has increased in wealth century after century. Lucky Bernese.

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I really loved this city. This great town is not ordinary. I know that UNESCO protects this heritage.

Thank Tatiana T
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Although Bern is a small town, its old town is quite large compared to others in Switzerland. The streets are wide and organized. It takes me about 1 and a half hour to go through every street of the old town.

Thank Christy W
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Bern may be the capital of Switzerland but feels like a beautiful quaint town filled with character and charm. Cobble stoned streets give this town some of its character as well as the many shops. Well worth it to spend time walking around the old...More

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Walking around in the old town of bern is an amazing experience. I've never seen a town so old, the building are v very well preserved and so are the arcades, it's all very atmospheric. Suicide nets are installed in Bern at the Munster Terrace,...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful city filled with old world charm. We enjoyed walking on the cobbled stone street and gazing at the beautiful architecture of the buildings. As it was Christmas season, you must visit the Christmas market. There’s a restaurant called Da Vinci which...More

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freyapel
October 9, 2017|
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Response from dbtanky | Reviewed this property |
The Tourist Office in the main railway station has plenty of free maps and guides and also does free or very cheap guided walks , recommended. They also speak good English and are very helpful. It is a safe city to walk... More
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Jimmax777
April 16, 2017|
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Response from gavjh2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hey- you can drive. I'd recommend parking at the Bahnhof and then exploring the town centre on foot. There is plenty to see in the central area, all within walking distance (the Bundeshaus, Zytglogge, Nydeggkirche etc). My... More
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June 28, 2016|
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Response from Moonrock1962 | Reviewed this property |
2 or 3 days would be good but if you really want to relax and enjoy some of the fine eateries as well as soak up the atmosphere try for 4 to 5 days.
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