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Nydeggkirche

Nydeggkirche

0.09km from Nydeggbrücke

The Reformed Nydeggkirche is located on the eastern edge of the Old City of Bern, in the Nydegg section. It sits on the grounds where Duke Berchtold of Zahringen founded the city of Bern in 1191. Legend states that Berchtold would name the city after the first animal he killed during a hunting expedition, hence the name Bern, or Bear in German.

Bear Pit

Bear Pit

0.1km from Nydeggbrücke

Since 1513 bears have been at home in Bern. The Bern bear pit is an attraction that is known far beyond the borders of Switzerland. Since 2009 the bears of Bern also have a modern 6,000 square meters park at their disposal - which they can reach via a tunnel.

Zähringer memorial

Zähringer memorial

0.12km from Nydeggbrücke

The Zähringerbrunnen fountain is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. 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.

Läuferbrunnen

Läuferbrunnen

0.14km from Nydeggbrücke

The Läuferbrunnen is a fountain on Läuferplatz in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. It is located near the Nydegg Church on Nydeggstalden. The trough was built in 1824, but the figure dates from 1545.

Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen

Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen

0.34km from Nydeggbrücke

The Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen is a 16th-century fountain in the Gerechtigkeitsgasse in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is the only Bernese fountain to retain all original design elements and is listed as a cultural heritage of national significance.

Vennerbrunnen

Vennerbrunnen

0.46km from Nydeggbrücke

The Vennerbrunnen is a fountain on Rathausplatz in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland. It is a Swiss Cultural Property of National Significance and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern. The fountain figure represents a Venner, an armored Bernese standard-bearer. It was created in 1542 by Hans Gieng for a stone fountain that replaced a wooden system from the 14th century on Schwendplatz above Nydeggstalden.

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

0.52km from Nydeggbrücke

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 Bern

The Cathedral of Bern

0.57km from Nydeggbrücke

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.

Münsterplatz

Münsterplatz

0.6km from Nydeggbrücke

The Münsterplatz is a plaza in the Old City of Bern, the medieval city center of Bern, Switzerland. It is part of the Zähringerstadt which was built during the foundation of the old city in 1191. It is located in front of the Cathedral and it is part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site that encompasses the Old City.

Mosesbrunnen

Mosesbrunnen

0.61km from Nydeggbrücke

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.

Simsonbrunnen

Simsonbrunnen

0.62km from Nydeggbrücke

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.

UNESCO- Von Bern

UNESCO- Von Bern

0.63km from Nydeggbrücke

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.

Einsteinhaus

Einsteinhaus

0.65km from Nydeggbrücke

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.

Zähringerbrunnen

Zähringerbrunnen

0.72km from Nydeggbrücke

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.

Kornhausbrücke

Kornhausbrücke

0.8km from Nydeggbrücke

Kornhausbrücke Bridge crosses the Aare River and connects the historical center with the more modern section of the city. It was built from 1895 - 1898, and the engineers were Paul Simon and Theodore Bell. This bridge was named in honor of Kornhaus Bernese, the Duke of Kornhausplatz.

Zytglogge

Zytglogge

0.82km from Nydeggbrücke

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.

Kindlifresserbrunnen

Kindlifresserbrunnen

0.84km from Nydeggbrücke

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.

Kunsthalle Bern

Kunsthalle Bern

0.85km from Nydeggbrücke

The private Kunsthalle Bern Foundation was established in 1988 by collectors of contemporary art. The gallery itself is split over 2 levels and houses some pretty quirky modern art, both exhibitions are so interesting.

Alpine Museum of Switzerland

Alpine Museum of Switzerland

0.92km from Nydeggbrücke

The Swiss Alpine Museum is a museum dedicated to the nature and culture of the Swiss Alps. It is located at Helvetiaplatz 4 in Bern. was founded in 1905 by the Bernese section of the Swiss Alpine Club in the Rathaus Zum Äusseren Stand on Zeughausgasse. It displays exhibits concerning the geology, tectonics, glaciology, meteorology, flora, fauna, cartography, agriculture, folklore, settlement, alpinism, tourism, winter sports, endangerment, and protection of or in the Alps.

Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum

The Bernisches Historisches Museum in Bern is one of the most important Museums of cultural history in Switzerland. The museum is housed in a Gothic-revival castle with a contemporary style. Its collections of history, archaeology, and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world.

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Nydeggbrücke

Nydeggbrücke

Nydeggbrücke, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

Nydeggbrücke is a bridge that connects the old part of town to the new and is considered a Swiss Heritage Site crossing over the Aare River. The Nydeggbrücke is in total 190 meters long and took three years to build. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.