Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1983
Size of heritage: 84,684 ha
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.
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Hotels and places to stay
Best Western Hotelbern
Bären am Bundesplatz
Youth Hostel Bern
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Medium airport - 3 mi (6 km) Grenchen Airport
Medium airport - 16 mi (27 km) Neuchatel Airport
Small airport - 28 mi (45 km) EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport
Medium airport - 44 mi (72 km) Buochs Airport
Small airport - 45 mi (72 km) Montbéliard-Courcelles Airport
Medium airport - 48 mi (78 km) Sion Airport
Medium airport - 51 mi (82 km) Fontaine Airport
Small airport - 53 mi (86 km) Zürich Airport
Large airport - 63 mi (101 km) Geneva Cointrin International Airport
Large airport - 80 mi (130 km) Malpensa International Airport
Large airport - 110 mi (177 km) Torino / Caselle International Airport
Large airport - 121 mi (195 km) Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport
Large airport - 130 mi (209 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Wangen an der Aare
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Spiegel BE