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Old Town Bern

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Open Open from 0:00am-11:59pm
Recommended sightseeing time:0.5-1 day
Marktgasse, Bern, SwitzerlandMap

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Very delicate place, the building is well protected, from the rose garden is a harmonious scene. The church and other places punctuated in it, whether it is to go to the market card or slowly walk very leisurely.


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The old town of Bern was built at the end of the 12th century, which brings together the essence of medieval European architecture and is listed as a world cultural heritage. The original wooden buildings here were destroyed by several fires in the Middle Ages and were later rebuilt as stone buildings. Walking through it, historical sites can be seen everywhere, showing the historical features of that time. The mysterious medieval city walks from Shunzheng Street to the bend of the Ahr River and crosses the bridge to this older part of Bern. Bright streets paved with cobblestones, arcades connected to each other on both sides of the streets, ancient houses with red tiles and white walls, colorful column fountains with allusions, 16th-century clock towers and Gothic buildings built in 1421. The cathedrals, etc., are all antique and full of the mystery of the Middle Ages. There are many street fountains on the streets of the old town, so Bern is also called "Spring City". Most of these street fountains were built in the 16th century. Each fountain has a statue of a fountain column, and each sculpture here tells a legend or fairy tale, which is fascinating. The collision of classic and modern There is also a world-renowned arcade. There is a sidewalk in front of the ground floor of the buildings along the street. The top of the sidewalk extends outwards to form a unique corridor. Today's arcades are filled with shopping malls, fashion stores, jewelry stores, antique stores, watch stores, handicraft stores, sweets stores, coffee shops and restaurants, etc. Walking in the arcades, you can feel the fusion of classical culture and modern business. breath.
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