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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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  • Enthralling it was to wander around wonderful streetscapes in the bright early autumn sunshine. Beautiful buildings in various hues comprise the streetscapes and many had a profusion of window... 
    Enthralling it was to wander around wonderful streetscapes in the bright early autumn sunshine. Beautiful buildings in various hues comprise the streetscapes and many had a profusion of window...  more »
  • Old town of Bern is a real lovely and charming must see of Bern which makes one day of you busy with it`s fascinating architecture and restaurants. 
    Old town of Bern is a real lovely and charming must see of Bern which makes one day of you busy with it`s fascinating architecture and restaurants.  more »
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  • 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.)
  • 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.

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