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Free tour in Bern: old town, legends and fun facts
Except for a few small interruptions, I have lived in Bern all my life. I love the historic old town, the public squares and delicious restaurants, and the individual quarters, which are always changing. However, I do not want to keep my knowledge to myself, but pass it on to curious tourists. My goal is that you leave Bern with a smile.
The 1.75-2 hours in my care are a mixture of general history of the city, exciting legends, fun facts and the discovery of a district and places that you would hardly come into contact with as a tourist. This means that we will not visit tourist hotspots such as the Parliament building, Bärenpark and Zytglogge.
The tour starts at the Rosengarten with a beautiful view of Bern. After a brief introduction, we head down the slope towards the Matte district.
There you will learn, among other things, why Bern was important for the production of chocolate, why the inhabitants of the Matte district spoke their own language and which famous womaniser was pampered by the maids in the Badgasse.
After that, your physical condition will be slightly challenged, because you'll have to climb the 183 steps to the Münster platform. If this is not possible or you are not in the mood, you can take the elevator (CHF 1.50/ride). In the last section of the tour, I will talk about the depiction of the Last Judgment at the Münster. Furhtermore, I'll show you two objects of art in public space, which you would hardly notice as a tourist.
After the tour, you will have walked 2.4 km and expanded your knowledge. You will also receive hints and suggestions for your further stay in my beautiful hometown.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Alter Aargauerstalden 31B, 3006 Bern,...Alter Aargauerstalden 31B, 3006 Bern, Switzerland
I'm waiting at the corner of the Rosengarten restaurant and I'm wearing a navy blue hat.
1Outside visitrose Garden
3Outside visitLischetti Fountain
4Outside visitMill Square
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).