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Old City of Berne
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Old City of Berne

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Switzerland
Best of: Old Town, Medieval
Founded in the 12th century on a hill site surrounded by the Aare River, Berne developed over the centuries in line with a an exceptionally coherent planning concept. The buildings in the Old City, dating from a variety of periods, include 15th-century arcades and 16th-century fountains. Most of the medieval town was restored in the 18th century but it has retained its original character.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Old City of Berne", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.