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Old City of Bern

Old City of Bern

The Old Town of Bern has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1983. It shows the structural development documented over centuries on the basis of a medieval city plan that has retained its validity to this day.

The urban and spatial quality of Bern's old town was already laid out in the foundation plan of 1191. The incorporation of the topography, the structure of the plots, the layout of the wide alleyways where public life takes place, the administrative and church buildings on the city flanks and other elements of the medieval city can still be experienced today.