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.