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UNESCO- Von Bern

Kramgasse 40, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

Old Ruins
Old Towns

About UNESCO- Von Bern

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.


Attractions near UNESCO- Von Bern

Simsonbrunnen0.02km from UNESCO- Von Bern

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.

Einsteinhaus0.04km from UNESCO- Von Bern

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.

Mosesbrunnen0.08km from UNESCO- Von Bern

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.

Zähringerbrunnen0.09km from UNESCO- Von Bern

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.

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul0.12km from UNESCO- Von Bern

This is the seat of the Swiss reformist catholic church in Switzerland, formed in 1871. The cathedral is comparatively modern, having been built next to the city hall between 1858 and 1864, and was the result of an international design competition, won by a group of architects including Frenchman Pierre Joseph Edouard Deperthes, the architect of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.

The Cathedral of Bern0.12km from UNESCO- Von Bern

The Bernese Minster has the highest church spire in all of Switzerland and is one of the most important landmarks of the capital. The Gothic sandstone building sits above the rooftops of the Old City, and the silhouette of its spire, over 100 meters high, is a key feature of Bern’s distinctive skyline.

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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.