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Bundesplatz, Bern
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The Bundesplatz is the Government Plaza in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. It is situated at the Old City of Bern, the medieval city center of Bern, Switzerland. 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.HistoryThe western third of the modern Bundeshausplatz was originally part of the ditch around the second city wall. In 1765, a plaza was built in the area between the Ballenhaus and the Holzwerkhof. Ballenhaus was demolished in 1820 to make way for the Casino and was located on the site of the modern east wing of the Parliament at Bundesplatz 15. The Holzwerkhof was demolished to make way for the Bundeshaus West and was located at Bundesgasse 1. The new plaza construction was overseen by Niklaus Hebler, who planted Linden trees on the plaza and fenced in the southern side with a balustrade which overlooked the lower city and Aare river. Between 1894 and 1900, the new Bundeshaus was built, and a number of buildings were demolished which increased the size of the plaza. Until 1909, it was known as Parlamentplatz.
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  • Bundesplac is located in the historical center of Bern. On her face with their federal Government and Palace facades of several banks. Funny look bikes in the parking lot near the Palace of the Federal Government by some State employees arriving to work. In winter, the area is an outdoor ice rink, and in summer-fountains.
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  • Federal House, National Bank, water feature located on the square-here there's plenty to see. Changing events find regularly on the course instead of the weekly market to the ice surface in winter and beach volleyball in the summer.
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  • 廣場假日的活動還蠻多的,待在伯恩兩天共遇到兩個活動,一個是假日市集,一個是同志活動。有空可以到廣場走走看,體驗一下當地的生活。 
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  • One of the important place in Bern. The Bundeshaus, the Swiss National bank, surrounds the place. Every Tuesday and Saturday a market with fresh vegetables take place. In Summer a nice fountain gives fun to all the children. It is a must every evening in October and November the light show "Rendez-vous in Bundesplaz".
  • Beautiful area with amazing light show in the evenings and nice market on Saturday.
  • A beautiful public place in Bern with a fountain in the middle of it. Good for kids in summer.
  • The lightshow that is put on in the fall is quite good, the fountain is fun to watch in the spring/ summer, ice skating is possible in the winter. Worth a wander through.
  • The Bundesplatz is situated at the Old City of Bern, the medieval city center of Bern. Public place with a fountain with lightshow in the middle of it.