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Reviewed 19 August 2019

Many people miss this place going from Berner´s Bears directly to Zytglogge (Horloge) and market streets. Don´t hesitate to go down the river Aare and to feel old times in an old fishery neighbourhood.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mis27
Reviewed 16 June 2019

Sure, there are not a lot of exciting sites to see in Matte, however, if you have time in your agenda, do walk along the river to Matte. It's a relaxing walk compared to the hustle and bustle of the central streets of the Old...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019

Access by stairs, road or elevator from the cathedral park, this is still one of the coolest places in town. It has covered walkways as the upper city, a few nice craft stores, a few very nice restaurants and ample spots to watch the river...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank UbErich
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Matte is a historical neighbourhood which was where Matte Englisch a small sociolect was spoken by the local community. The neighbourhood was quite workingclass and frequently flooded but today it boasts some of the nicest wine and eating stops in Bern (try Klosterlei) and is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The „Matte“ district is a very nice and well maintained yet small district of Berne. Great for walking and to see how locals did live centuries ago. Watch out for high waters of the river Aare - Matte might not be accessible. Is this a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Read about the special language used in the middle ages in this part of town. A kind of 'secret language' not to be understood by the upper class Bernese living in the upper part of town. Interesting!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The matte is the oldest city district of Berne. You can reach it easily from the Bärenpark only a few minutes to walk, by bus no 30 from the mainstation of Bern ( direktion Matte- Marzili- Bahnhof) or from the Münsterplatform. From the Platform you...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Porzel
Reviewed 13 September 2016

our guide book said this was a mud not miss district- maybe we missed the bit they meant. Was pleasant for a short stroll but wouldn't recommend a detour if short of time

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 993Rpg
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It seems like another city under .If you go down near bank of river aare, you will find a different kind of house, streets, windows.We enjoyed visiting there.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank vehs
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Not much to do down there. A couple of restaurants. Few shops. Water works. Trendy neighbourhood. Needs a museum or display to explain its historical significance.

Date of experience: April 2016
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