UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Bern

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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. Add UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and other attractions to your Bern trip itinerary using our Bern vacation route planner.
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  • Don't be loud and ostentatious, but really realize how in medieval Europe and Switzerland! Is it a world heritage site
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  • This is a wonderful walking city. Lots to shops and I enjoy the old town feel with the covered walkways.  more »
  • Beautiful to walk around and explore. Plenty of shops and places to have coffee. There are a few great view points as well.  more »
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  • Beautiful city with important buildings. you can see at least one well known person at the entrence of Unesco. Building surrounded by hotel; shops a big park .
  • Manificent city Bern , historical buildings , famous fountains ,museums and clock towers . It's like an open air muesum 😍
  • Amazing!! Loved the cobblestone-laden quarter with lots of interesting sites. Commanding drinking fountains with sculptures whose art is uniquely Bernese pepper the area. Architecture is well-preserved. Lots of restaurants and plazas where people gather. The place is so alive.
  • Beautiful streets with porticos and shops all along, many below street level. It looks amazing both during a sunny afternoon and at night.
  • Amazing to see the blend of old and new as you walk down the cobblestone street or through the arcades flanking it. Head all the way down towards the river and be rewarded with some lovely views back over the town.