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. Make your Bern itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Having visited all of Switzerland during our 8 days tour, I can say two most beautiful cities are Bern and Lucerne. Bern, the capital is situated at the sharp bend of Aare river. The entire old town.....  more
    Having visited all of Switzerland during our 8 days tour, I can say two most beautiful cities are Bern and Lucerne. Bern, the capital is situated at the sharp bend of Aare river. The entire old town.....  more »
  • Beautiful capital. It feels to walk back in time when visiting the old city. Allow it at least one full day to explore its corner. 
    Beautiful capital. It feels to walk back in time when visiting the old city. Allow it at least one full day to explore its corner.  more »
  • Nice city, nice people, nice restaurants and nice old town!!! I'd love to go back there for holiday!!! 
    Nice city, nice people, nice restaurants and nice old town!!! I'd love to go back there for holiday!!!  more »
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  • A single word is needed here: Lovely. One of the best towns in Switzerland, possibly in the central Europe. YOU DO WANNA VISIT BERN, trust me.
  • 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.)
  • Fun clock that is worth watching. Starts about 5 min before the hour so make sure you are there for this time, as this is when most of the show starts
  • Bern is a great city. I love it. Try the Onion Fest in November
  • Awesome historical street, worth a visits if you are nearby Bern. You can rent e scooters there to explore more.

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