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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 3 July 2016 via mobile

Well, what can't you love about Bern? The old town is so easily accessible, as it is located just outside the Bern station. You can walk along the building corridors, which provide shades for all weather situation. Or you can either use the tram to...More

Thank parklife8
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Visit the old Town Of Bern a Unesco World Heritage.Must see Watch Tower ,Bear Park and dont miss the Cathedral and Einstein house. A Beautifull Town to visit .

Thank Luis A R
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I spent an afternoon walking around this area and it's gorgeous. Lots of little different shops, a beautiful park with playground equipment for children and amazing views of the water.

Thank ladymacb29
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Did not expect much about Bern, but it was an amazing city and really charming. Definitely visit Bern again, if I have chance

Thank Kantima C
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

BERN IS BEAUTIFUL LIKE ANY Swiss city. Old city is just so awesome gorgeous. I was mesmerised by the view. Its high on visit

Thank Alok K
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I am always very happy to come back to the city of Bern, a small medieval town. Actually the city was build on a promontory with was good to defend. At the lowest point you find the Bärengraben, with its bears. On the other side...More

Thank MUCK2013
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We are staying in Lucerne and did a day trip into Bern today. We loved it. In the train station we stopped at the tourist information office to get a map. The map shows a great walking tour you can do yourselves that hits the...More

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

As Capital Cities go, this is a small place. Very cosy and full of historical buildings and tons of photo shots. Imagine bringing the flower decked chalets of the nearby Alps and locating them in a small cobbled area, with medieval turrets and towers, chimming...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Walk round the shops, visit the sights, enjoy the pavement cafes. Its a great place to be, stunning to look at and walk round. Lots to do, places to go and all in striking distance. A lot of the attractions and museums are...More

Thank Rossi9588
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A great place to visit for a day, but there wasn't much to keep a visitor busy for much longer than that.

Thank drukulele
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We do not have a full day in Bern (May 2017) as we are driving through on our way to Lucerne so was wondering if there are few things anyone can recommend to do in Bern in a couple of hours, may be just see the important places from outside as we wont have time to visit any attraction or places but would like to take the opportunity to drive through the city of Bern. Also, is it possible to drive through the old town or is the old town restricted for vehicles?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Monika M | Reviewed this property |
You can walk to the old town and spend lot of time there. What a wonderful walk it reminds me of. The old town walk also has Albert Einstein's home at Kramgasse no. 49.
How much time required to see around the old town
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.
Hi. We love to cycle around cities to explore. VCBestor says there are free bike rentals in Bern. Can anyone give more details? Thanks!
8 December 2015|
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Response from Jose P | Reviewed this property |
They have free rentals at the Banhoff (train station) with a deposit of 20 CHF or so. Biking and walking are great alternatives unless it is raining. Safe travels!