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Guesthouse Zollhaus - One Suite Hotel Inside A Historic Stone Bridge In SwitzerlandZollhaus  

The freestone structure of Nydeggbrücke is one of Bern's biggest attractions, connecting the old town with the new. The 620 feet (190 meters) long bridge crosses the River Aare.

It was built in 1844, and with its three beautiful arches, it is now officially part of the Swiss heritage site of national significance.

The two tollhouses on both sides of the bridge used to collect money from anyone who wanted to cross it.

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Custom officers Schuster and Kohli collected taxes from people wishing to access the old town.

Nydegg Bridge In Bern With The TollHouse - Guesthouse Zollhaus

But when a new law was passed in 1953, all internal tolls on travel and trade were removed.

Nydegg Bridge In Bern

The short-lived tollhouses lost their function but remained an essential heritage of Nydegg Bridge and the capital city of Switzerland.

Guesthouse Zollhaus Building

The historic building's 753 square feet (70 square meters) interior was converted into a comfortable two-floor living space.

Guesthouse Zollhaus Living Room

The ground floor has a kitchen, a small dining area, a bathroom, and a living room with handmade furniture by the Milano-based designer brand Plinio Il Giovane.

Guesthouse Zollhaus Interior
Guesthouse Zollhaus Kitchen
Guesthouse Zollhaus Groundfloor Bathroom

The sleeping quarter is on the second floor. There is a big bed that depending on your preference, can be split into a twin-bed setup.

Guesthouse Zollhaus Bedroom
Guesthouse Zollhaus Room View Of The Historical Bridge

Plus, the spacious main bathroom with a rainfall shower cubicle in the middle.

Guesthouse Zollhaus Main Bathroom With Rainfall Shower

Breakfast is included in the stay, and it is served through a hole in the entrance door, which you can enjoy on the private terrace overlooking Bern.

Guesthouse Zollhaus Terrace

Your view will be the UNESCO World Heritage protected site of Bern's old town but also bears roaming around. Yes, you read that right. Bärengraben (Bear Pit) is right next to Nydeggbrücke and the River Aare.

Zollhaus And A Bear

Bears are not only the symbol of Bern but according to historical records, live bears have been brought to the city since the 16th century.

Bern Bear Pit

The sister tollhouse on the opposite side of the road is home to a French restaurant, Brasserie Bärengraben. So if you crave some fancy food, you don't have to go far!

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Grosser Muristalden 2, 3006 Bern, Switzerland
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