Schauplatzgasse

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Schauplatzgasse
Schauplatzgasse
Bern Schauplatzgasse.PNG
Old City of Bern with Schauplatzgasse highlighted
Former name(s) Schoulanzgasse
Length 200 m (700 ft)
Postal code 3011
Location Old City of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°56′50.56″N 7°26′31.87″E / 46.9473778°N 7.4421861°E / 46.9473778; 7.4421861

The Schauplatzgasse is one of the streets in the Old City of Bern, the medieval city center of Bern, Switzerland. It is part of the Äussere Neustadt which was built during the third expansion from 1344 to 1346. It runs from Bundesplatz in front of the Bundeshaus to Bubenbergplatz and is part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site that encompasses the Old City.

History[edit]

The street is first mentioned in 1347 as Schoulanzgasse, after a local noble family. After the Schoulant family died out, the street was known by a number of different names. The current name is first mentioned in 1732.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weber, Berchtold (1976). Schauplatzgasse Historisch-topographisches Lexikon der Stadt Bern. Retrieved 1 February 2010. (German)

Coordinates: 46°56′50.56″N 7°26′31.87″E / 46.9473778°N 7.4421861°E / 46.9473778; 7.4421861