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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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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.

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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2 to 4 hours (half day)
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10 to 13 years, 14+ years
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Outdoor
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Culture, Education, Urban

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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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Bern Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 10a
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3001 Bern
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)31 328 12 12
Fax +41 (0)31 328 12 77
info@bern.com
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Bern Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 10a
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3001 Bern
Phone +41 (0)31 328 12 12
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