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“This city deserves more respect”
Review of Old Town Bern

Old Town Bern
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$105.48*
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2-Hour Private Bern City Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 96 things to do in Bern
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The old town is so neatly planned and well-preserved, no wonder it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When we went, it was under some major renovation so the main thoroughfares were full of machinery and workers, but that did not affect its original charm.

Most sites in town are operating as normal. Spend some time there, you will fall in love with it.

Thank MARK L
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Make sure you approach the old city from across the river and admire it from afar. This is the best view and the only real sense we got of Bern as the medieval town we were expecting. The main street was under major construction so we had a particularly bad impression of downtown, but even without that, I think we would have been disappointed. It was all shops filled with tourist junk. The clock tower show was one bird popping out. But maybe that was broken too.

3  Thank ObservationDeck
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

dont miss the bears area, very nicely done and so cute, this is a real old town with pavement, so don't use high hills shoes :)

Thank Pierre B
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Really enjoyed walking around this beautiful city, had a nice lunch down by the river before moving to see the famous "Bern Bears" and eventually walking through the old town enjoying the shops and the architecture. Bern as a City is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is one of the largest outdoor downtown mall like group of stores of all kinds in Europe. We had a great time leasurely walking this beautiful area.

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