Zytglogge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
The Zytglogge is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as a guard tower, prison, clock tower, the centre of urban life, and civic memorial. Despite the many redecorations and renovations, it has undergone in its 800 years of existence, the Zytglogge is one of Bern's most recognizable symbols and the oldest monument of the city, and with its 15th-century astronomical clock, a major tourist attraction.
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0.06km from Zytglogge
Kindlifresserbrunnen of Bern is a fountain with an imposing sculpture of an ogre with a half of a child spilling out of his mouth. In a sack in his other hand, he holds four more terrified children, presumably to eat later. It was built around 1546. It was one of the many ornately decorated fountains in this area.
0.1km from Zytglogge
The Zähringerbrunnen is located on Kramgasse in Bern and is one of Bern's old town fountains from the 16th century. It was built in 1535 by Hans Hiltbrand and stands below the Zytglogge tower. The statue is a bear in full armor, with another bear cub at his feet. The bear represents the bear that, according to legend, Berchtold shot on the Aare peninsula as he was searching for a site to build a city.
0.17km from Zytglogge
The Einsteinhaus is a museum and a former residence of Albert Einstein. It is located on Kramgasse No. 49 in Bern, Switzerland. A flat on the second floor of the house was occupied by Einstein, his wife Mileva Marić, and their son Hans Einstein from 1903 to 1905. The Annus Mirabilis papers, which presented Einstein's theory of relativity and contributed substantially to the foundation of modern physics, were written here and published in the Annalen der Physik.
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0.19km from Zytglogge
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.
0.19km from Zytglogge
The Simsonbrunnen is located on Kramgasse in Bern and is one of Bern's old town fountains from the 16th century. It was built in 1527 and expanded in 1544 to include an octagonal water basin and the fountain figure. The fountain represents the biblical story of Samson killing a lion found in Judges.
0.22km from Zytglogge
The Mosesbrunnen is a fountain in the Old City of Bern. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern which dates from 1544.
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Canton of Bern
The canton of Bern or Berne is the second-largest of the 26 Swiss cantons by both surface area and population. Located in west-central Switzerland. One of the beautiful cantons in Switzerland which was blessed with natural beauty and also historical memes.