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Old Town Bern

Bern, Switzerland
+41 31 328 12 12
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Bern, Switzerland
+41 31 328 12 12
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Pick up a free city map from the tourist office and follow the free walking tour that takes in all the key landmarks. The Cathedral is currently under restoration but other than that the city is beautiful, with its old buildings, churches, squares and fountains....More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 27 September 2016

City was nice and not too busy. Although the view of the city wasn't that scenic compared to Zurich etc., overall I enjoyed my visit here :)

Thank PPata
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Old town is quite lovely. It is a bustling town filled with bars restaurants and shops. The tram whisks you away so all places are quite accessible. Charming town filled with flowers and pretty green limestone.

Thank bbbuttercup
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I lived in Bern, the capital of Switzerland for 3 months for a training and they were one of the best 3 months. Designated as a UNESCO world heritage site, Bern itself is not a very big place and not much visited by the regular...More

Thank Aashraya K
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The City is a call back to a past where things were orderly. Lovely on street dinning options. Shopping is refreshing as it is boutique in style with great brands and unique items in the mix.

Thank Desmond G
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Lovely town to wander some quaint shops under the arches in the town streets very easy transport system trams and buses

Thank guider50
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Bern's old town is very beautiful. The type of old architecture is amazing. Very clean and very nice views to the river. FYI you won't find upscale shopping in this city if it's what you are looking for. There are mainstream stores and some with...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I had a very nice time walking around I the city. We can recommend the Rosengarten for its fantastic view.

Thank Olof L
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Bern is nice old, historic town but the day we went was grey day, almost evening and the architecture of the old town were almost all grey. So, it feels like a bit dreary. I wanted to see what a unesco world heritage site is...More

Thank PoppyN L
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The three hours walk was a trip through Bern's history. The small lanes, the Arcades are beautiful. All lot of shops and taverns are around. The fountains are colorful. The Zytgloogeturm (Time clock tower) is impressive. At 13.00 h a lot of tourists were waiting...More

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9 October 2017|
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Response from dbtanky | Reviewed this property |
The Tourist Office in the main railway station has plenty of free maps and guides and also does free or very cheap guided walks , recommended. They also speak good English and are very helpful. It is a safe city to walk... More
16 April 2017|
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Thank you very much for the reply, much appreciated!
28 June 2016|
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Response from Moonrock1962 | Reviewed this property |
2 or 3 days would be good but if you really want to relax and enjoy some of the fine eateries as well as soak up the atmosphere try for 4 to 5 days.