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“Amazing old city”
Review of Old Town Bern

Old Town Bern
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Bern city tour with private tourguide
Ranked #1 of 92 things to do in Bern
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Walk up and down the covered streets all the way down to the Bear pit by the river. Beautiful shops catering for everyone. some you will find are actually under the walkways, so you have to walk onto the road to enter some of these, but it gives twice as many to choose from. Regular trams are available. But this really is a great place to walk round and see more of.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mikestrasser660
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A little and very beautiful old town , very tipical swiss with nice bildings and a vey long shooping mile .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Photographoc
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Swiss capital is a nice place to visit all in all and the Old town has interesting elements. My favourite part is the view from the other side of the river and also from the old town overlooking the river. There are a range of boutique style shops along the Old Town main street, and it was not overly busy on a Friday late afternoon. It had a cobbled street though be careful of the large open drainage gulleys which are a bit of a health and safety hazard! The buildings are very uniform in style and appear of a mildly dark colour, which may not be to the taste of all; it's worth a pleasant walk, but the UNESCO world heritage site tag seems overly generous. The large clock at the end of the main street is covered behind architectural canvasses of the clock faces for refurbishment which will be a disappointment for some visitors currently (March 2018).

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5* I give relatively few. Has to be a place I would either go to regularly and consistently provide a cut above the rest, or a place that I may have visited just once and offered a particularly memorable experience or be exceptional value.

4* is a place I enjoy and would tend to go back to if the opportunity was presented. Probably a good level to aim at for a catering/hospitality business, as too many 5* suggests you may be underselling/undermarketing.

3* places - are adequate and I would sometimes go back to but other choices are generally preferred; normally there is obvious room for improvement, usually in the offering and value. It's a brief stop off but worth 30mins or so to look around.

2* places - have issues that make the experience below par,

1* places - hope I don't end up in one of these!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The Old City of Bern is simply amazing. I took an easy train ride from Lausanne and once arriving around 10:30 I walked around the beautiful and well structured old town on foot. I left at 5 pm and having seen most of what I wanted to see. Be sure to stop by the Albert Einstein Haus and have a great pastry at the Tsichirren nearby. Perfect town for a stroll and plenty of photo ops!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 648helen376
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Bern on a one day trip from Zurich. The old town is amazing. It was like a fairy tale with the old buildings and the river. Views from Rose Garden were breathtaking. Too bad the Zytglogge is under renovation till June 2018.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Thanozr
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