Bundesplatz, Bern

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The Bundesplatz (literally: the "Federal Square") is the Government Plaza in Bern, de facto the capital city of Switzerland. It is situated in the Old City of Bern, the medieval city center of Bern. It is part of the Innere Neustadt which was built during the second expansion in 1255 to 1260, though the plaza was not built until much later. It is located in front of the Bundeshaus, the Swiss Parliament Building, and it is part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site that encompasses the Old City.

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  • For those who vote and love this country. There is a great example of democracy inside these walls everyday. And from time to time you are welcome to join their debates.  more »
  • As its name suggests, the square is located in front of the Bundeshaus. The central bank is nearby, and good photos can be taken from the square itself. There is also a large water cascade suitable...  more »
  • I walked around here during my visit to Bern in December 2019. You can get a lot of nice photos here. During the evening there was an ice skating rink and it was fairly active. I would include...  more »

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