Bern old town picturebook beauty
Already in 1983 the Bern old town was distinguished as an exceptional example of Middle Ages town planning and was awarded the title of World Heritage site by the UNESCO. From the city’s foundation in 1191 the location in the loop of the river Aare was strategically important. In our time, the course of the river appears to frame the picturesque setting. Over a distance of six kilometers arcades extend right into the medieval heart of the city. They make the old town of Bern into one of the longest covered shopping arcades in Europe. Admire, stroll and shop – that’s how the time flies.