Büren an der Aare. Bild/Photo: TES.

Büren an der Aare

The town of Büren an der Aare (canton of Bern) has a well-preserved medieval town centre. The river and its location on roads have been of great importance for trade and the city’s many markets, including shipbuilding, warehouses for goods and markets for salt, iron, wool, cattle, linen and agricultural products. Late medieval/early modern buildings still characterise the city. Sixteenth-century Büren Castle, for example, is a heritage of national importance and religious buildings, until the Reformation the city was Catholic, still characterise the skyline. (source and further information: