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Stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, a World Heritage Site with arcaded walkways arranged along streets dotted with hundreds of public fountains. Although most of its structures underwent massive restoration in the 18th century, the old neighborhood retains much of its original layout and character. Home to Switzerland's tallest cathedral, the atmospheric Old Town stretches along a U-shaped peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the Aare River. Begin your walk through medieval Bern at the Old Town's landmark clock tower, featuring one of the world's earliest examples of animatronic technology. To see what the locals call "the longest running act in show biz," stand in front of the clock on the hour. Make your Bern itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern reviews
Beautifully preserved, old city had a medieval feel and the buildings were exquisite to see. Many beautiful fountains with monuments and people, well preserved and maintained. Take time to meander...
Beautifully preserved, old city had a medieval feel and the buildings were exquisite to see. Many beautiful fountains with monuments and people, well preserved and maintained. Take time to meander... more »
My husband and I came here for a few hours from Lucerne on the train using our Swiss train passes because we recently found out that his ancestors originally came from Bern and wanted to check it...
My husband and I came here for a few hours from Lucerne on the train using our Swiss train passes because we recently found out that his ancestors originally came from Bern and wanted to check it... more »
The capital of Switzerland, old town of Bern is big and pretty. I saw a clock tower for the first time and it was interesting to look at. There are trams running throughout the city. There are many beautiful fountains and lovely to look at.
The Bern's Old Town is the No.1 Must See Place when you go to Bern. I admit that I had doubts before I came here but then, I fully understood why this old town had become a world's heritage! Its calmness, medieval buildings, streets, fountains, & the beautiful & elegant clock towers, have made this Old Town be possibly the most pretty Historic Town in Switzerland! Tips: It's easy to get here from the Bern's Station too, just look up & follow one of the clock towers. (Please note that the picture showed as the caption in Google's UNESCO Von Bern is actually the Zetgloge Clock Tower, which is an ancient landmark from the 13th century.)
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