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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 1 week ago

Whilst Switzerland officially does not have a capital, Bern is deemed to be the de facto capital of Switzerland. It is very well connected to the fantastic Swiss Railway Network, served by both of the main railway companies, the SBB and the BLS. The old...More

Thank ikke5473
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do get to just relax and walk around the old city quiet often and I must admit it is really a great treasure; full of history, charrme and amazing nice eating places. It is also very inspirational and relaxing. I specifically enjoy the Saturday...More

Thank 7September
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite a UNESCO, nothing more than a normal old town in Europe and not particularly beautiful. Prague has similar views but much more beautiful.

Thank Clarice C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wander around one evening in October 2017. Full of interesting streets, shops, buildings, restaurants, alleyways, colour and life. Bring your camera. The townhall and the clock tower and very interesting. In general, it is an expensive place.

Thank BelgiumGeorgiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many street vendors, bars, restaurants.. Very quaint and beautiful. Sundays it is very dead so do not plan on this for a Sunday.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THe Old Town area in Bern is beautiful and one of the most Charming historic city centres I visited during my visit to Switzerland. Everything was clean, picturesque, and it's really easy to get around the city center even without a map. During the warmer...More

Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Park your car in any parking garage and start walking on that old part of the city, very easy to find you way around

Thank Francis V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have read that the old city is car free but there were some cars and taxis plus the trams. Nothing too impressive from my point of view. It worths a long walk but if your time is limited you'd better go to Gurten.

Thank ladyco20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here. Lovely old town village feel. The Bern mean bear. In the old town city, we saw 2-3 bear at the river side.

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is really nice especially viewing from the top of the mountain. you will see whole picture of the city including the church, river, etc. i will recommend you go at the sunset moment. if you can have time, u have to come and get...More

Thank lee g
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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
17 April 2017|
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Response from Jimmax777 |
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.