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Old City of Bern - Bern

Nicolas Meienberger
Nicolas MeienbergerPublié le 12 Août 2020

Thanks to its well-preserved medieval townscape, the Old Town of Bern was entered onto UNESCO’s listing of World Heritage Sites in 1983.

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
The capital of Switzerland has many charms. Its quaint old town is framed by the Aare Riverand offers spectacular views of the Alps.

With its 6 km of limestone buildings andmedieval arcades,its Renaissance fountainswith colorful figures, and its beautiful cathedral surrounded by picturesque rooftops, Bern, founded in 1191, is truly a gem of medievalarchitecture in Europe.

Eleven places are on the roster of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Convince yourself of the uniqueness of these places by visiting them.

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City tour “Eating out in old Bern”

A Bern patrician takes the group on a culinary journey through the city of Bern of yesteryear.
Rosina Sinner, a Bern patrician, goes on a shopping trip. Meat, bread and spices are on her list. On the way to the market, butcher and baker, she reveals a recipe or two and shares stories about eating and drinking habits in times past. In Zunfthaus zu Metzgern – which is perhaps the oldest restaurant in Bern – Rosina Sinner then asks guests to take a seat and enjoy the dishes from way back when.

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