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Marktgasse

What Is Marktgasse?

The Marktgasse is one of the famous city street in Bern, in the medieval city center. The Old City of Bern is also called the medieval city center. It is within the Inner Neustadt, and it was developed in the 1200s. It goes from the Kafigturm between Barenplatz and Waisenhausplatz in the west part of the city center to the Zytglogge between Theaterplatz and Kornhausplatz in the east. The Old City of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Marktgasse is part of that.

History

Marktgasse was first described in 1286, and it was called nova civitas bernensis. After the development of the 3rd city wall was done, the street was called Innere Neuenstadt. The street was called Neuenstadt until the early 1800s, although that was only its unofficial name. The word Wybermarit is used in the 18th century. It was shortened to the official name of Marktgasse in 1798, but this only came into common parlance in the early 1900s.

A number of old streets, markets, and buildings are in the Old City of Bern, and you shouldn’t visit the place unless you have a guidebook that will help you see every important site. You don’t want to walk past historically important sites without knowing about why they were important. Marktgasse is one of the important historic streets in the Old City of Bern.

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