Old City of Bern

Local nameBerner Altstadt
LocationGelbes Quartier, Bern

The Old City is the medieval city center of Bern, Switzerland. Built on a narrow hill surrounded on three sides by the river Aare, its compact layout has remained essentially unchanged since its construction during the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Despite a major fire in 1405, after which much of the city was rebuilt in sandstone, and substantial construction efforts in the eighteenth century, Bern's old city has retained its medieval character.

The Old City is home to Switzerland's tallest minster as well as other churches, bridges and a large collection of Renaissance fountains. In addition to many historical buildings, the seats of the federal, cantonal and municipal government are also situated in the Old City.

Tags UNESCOMedievalCity CenterHistorical District
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_City_(Bern)

Official Website https://www.bern.com/de/detail/altstadt-von-bern

UNESCO Website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/267

Address 10 Predigergasse, Bern 3011, Switzerland

Coordinates 46°56'57.715" N 7°26'45.012" E

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