Illustrator Map Bern Switzerland

Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is known for its well-preserved medieval old town and charming architecture. The city is situated along the Aare River, and its layout is characterized by a network of streets and roads that reflect its historical development. Here are some principal streets and roads in Bern:

  1. Spitalgasse: This is one of the main shopping streets in the old town. It runs from the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) to the Nydeggasse and is lined with shops, boutiques, and cafes.
  2. Kramgasse: Another important street in the old town, the Kramgasse is famous for its Zytglogge clock tower, which features an astronomical clock. The street is lined with arcades and has a vibrant atmosphere.
  3. Nydeggasse: Connecting the Nydeggbrücke (Nydegg Bridge) to the Kornhausplatz, Nydeggasse is a picturesque street with medieval buildings and cobblestone pavement.
  4. Marktgasse: This street runs parallel to the Kramgasse and is known for its markets and various shops. The Zytglogge is located at the western end of the Marktgasse.
  5. Bundeshaus (Federal Palace) Square: The Bundeshaus is the seat of the Swiss Federal Assembly and Federal Council. The square in front of the Federal Palace is a central point in Bern.
  6. Aarbergergasse: This street is located in the lower part of the old town and is known for its lively atmosphere, with numerous bars and restaurants.
  7. Waisenhausplatz: A square located between the Zytglogge and the Bundeshaus, Waisenhausplatz is a central meeting point and often hosts events and markets.
  8. Kirchenfeldbrücke: Crossing the Aare River, this bridge connects the old town with the Kirchenfeld area and the Paul Klee Center.
  9. Lauben: A series of covered arcades that run through the old town, offering sheltered walkways and housing various shops.
  10. Gerechtigkeitsgasse: Translating to “Justice Alley,” this street is home to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. It runs from the Zytglogge to the Nydeggasse.

Bern’s layout is characterized by its well-preserved medieval architecture, and exploring its streets provides a glimpse into the city’s rich history and culture. Keep in mind that street names, layouts, and landmarks can change, so it’s always a good idea to consult a current map or navigation system for the latest information.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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