Pont de Berne

Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura

Built in 1250, this covered wooden bridge is one of the oldest in Switzerland and has been under constant renovation over the centuries.

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Nearby Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura attractions

1. Musée Suisse de la Marionnette

0.12 MILES

In an age where technology is everything, it's refreshing to see that some unique, age-old crafts that have brought joy to children and adults alike…

2. Pont du Milieu

0.14 MILES

This bridge, built in 1720, was the main artery into the city of Fribourg. Utterly photogenic, the bridge itself, the scenery around it and the views from…

3. Old Town

0.21 MILES

The 12th-century Old Town was laid out in simple fashion, with Grand-Rue as the main street and parallel Rue des Chanoines and Rue des Bouchers devoted to…

4. Cathédrale St Nicolas de Fribourg

0.29 MILES

Before entering this brooding 13th-century Gothic cathedral, contemplate the main portal with its 15th-century sculptured portrayal of the Last Judgment…

5. Planche Supérieure

0.32 MILES

Cross Pont du Milieu and head west towards this broad, sloping square, which features the former Commanderie de St Jean, erected by the Knights of the…

6. Hôtel de Ville

0.37 MILES

Fribourg's late-Gothic town hall dominates the heart of the Old Town. Just to the side, you'll find the 500-year-old symbol of the city, the Tilleul de…

7. Basilique de Notre-Dame de Fribourg

0.39 MILES

The highlight of this church is an 18th-century Crèche Napolitaine featuring 75 figurines re-enacting the nativity, annunciation and scenes from daily…

8. Tilleul de Morat


Legend has it that in 1476 a messenger sprinted from Murten to Fribourg to relay the joyous news that the Swiss had defeated Charles the Bold…only to drop…