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Wasserwerkgasse, Bern, Switzerland
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Matte englisch

Read about the special language used in the middle ages in this part of town. A kind of 'secret... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
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Berns oldest city district

The matte is the oldest city district of Berne. You can reach it easily from the Bärenpark only a... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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Wasserwerkgasse, Bern, Switzerland
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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!

Thank Berna102016
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

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

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.

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.

Thank bwimpyow
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Two or three hundred years ago, the artisans used to live here; but worked up in the City on the hill. They lived in another World here; small doors, low ceilings, little windows and very old houses; and a River that sometimes bursts its banks....More

6  Thank Geoffrey D
Reviewed 29 July 2015

you will feel the life of old times by walking under the bridge at this well kept part of Bern with the old ferry quay. I used to live there 40 years ago and the atmosphere is still the same. and it's not so crowded...More

Thank ueli45
Reviewed 5 October 2012

old smelly and dark corners filled with....who knows what. i would advise you to stay away from this area of bern.

6  Thank tein s
Reviewed 16 May 2012

It's also fascinating to realise how close the river Aare is, that even nowadays floodings are catching up with this particularly part of town and still people love to live there and enjoy being so close to both the river Aare as well as the...More

3  Thank CIQ99
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Charming and very old part of the city. Matte is set below the level of the central medieval city of Bern, and was isolated enough to have its own dialect. Charming shops on winding streets along the river, under the great wall of the city....More

6  Thank hepshiba
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