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“Good to spend a day walking around” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town Bern

Old Town Bern
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2-Hour Private Bern City Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 78 things to do in Bern
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good to spend a day walking around”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Going there in Xmas time, the Xmas markets there were not bad. There are many interesting stylish shops around the areas as well. The only bad experience is that someone stole my small wallet from the backpack I carried at the back. First time in Swiss!

Visited December 2012
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“Fascinating, could spend days (and millions!) there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Full of tiny back streets and alleys, beautiful old buildings, even a full scale cathedral tucked in the back, with shopping of every imaginable kind. It's impossible to do this place justice in just a day of browsing - and indeed without the millions to spend - but it does need some public toilet placement to make for a truly comfortable experience!

Visited January 2013
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“Bern's main attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Unlike Zurick, Bern's Old Town is very large and is where most of the town's attractions are. The main train station, Parliment, shopping and the Cathedral are all in the Old Town. It was fairly congested with people and somewhat easy to get turned around in. I suggest carrying a map with you to assist in navigation.

Visited January 2013
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“Longest Shopping Mall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Even on a rainy day you can enjoy shopping and visiting. The whole stretch of the Altstadt has covered (old) walkways. Stop at the numerous restaurants and bars.

Visited January 2013
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“Walking around Altstadt Bern is the best...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

As soon as I left the Bern railway station, I enjoyed Bern very much. I really like the old town and the arcades along the Market street. It felt like I stepped back in time into old Europe. I really enjoyed my experience and different sites and scenes within the Old Town. I only visited as a day trip from Zurich which is only a hour train ride, in hind sight, I wished I had stayed the night in Bern in order to experience it in the evening and night.

Visited December 2012
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