Clock Tower

A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town. more

Chillon

Old City of Bern

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

Old City of Bern
Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle

The most famous fortress in Switzerland, the Château de Chillon is one of the most beautiful historical buildings in the country and is one of the... more

Clock Tower

A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town.

A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town.

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Old City of Bern

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 cathedralsurrounded by picturesque rooftops,Bern,founded in 1191, is truly a gem of medievalarchitecture in Europe.

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

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

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Chillon Castle

The most famous fortress in Switzerland, the Château de Chillon is one of the most beautiful historical buildings in the country and is one of the most frequently-visited sights in Europe. It was constructed in the 13th century over foundations that were even older. The castle is by the lake and at the foot of a hill, and the attraction is therefore twofold: it is a lakeside fortress on one side and a royal residence on the other.

Chillon Castle is located on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For nearly four centuries Chillon was the residence and profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy.

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