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Aare River, Bern

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#3 of 9 in Parks in Bern
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Soak up the picturesque sights breathing in the atmosphere of the Old Town of Bern while gently floating down Aare River. This ultimate city experience remains a favorite pastime of the locals on hot summer afternoons. Hugging the city from the three sides, Switzerland's longest river is a pride and joy of the Bernese who love splashing about its clean and refreshing waters. If you prefer to stay dry, take a relaxing walk alongside the river admiring the cityscape of the World Heritage-listed Old Town. Adventurous travelers can get an adrenaline rush from plunging in the river from Schonausteg bridge. Using our custom trip planner, Bern attractions like Aare River can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • ...but only go, if you actually CAN swim. It sometimes has a strong current but offers lots of places to enter and exit. 
    ...but only go, if you actually CAN swim. It sometimes has a strong current but offers lots of places to enter and exit.  more »
  • This river is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth walking along. Take a few photos from one of the bridges when possible. Great scenic location. 
    This river is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth walking along. Take a few photos from one of the bridges when possible. Great scenic location.  more »

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