Bern's northern neighbourhood
The Lorraine is a funky little neighbourhood mixing artistic and working-class values
Brasserie Lorraine, the neighbourhood's "alternative" bar, café, and concert venue
The Lorraine is a five-minute walk over the Lorrainebrücke (Lorraine Bridge) from the railway station. Most tourists would miss it as they gravitate naturally towards the medieval Old Town in the centre. But Lorraine is immediately beside the centre and for those with more than just a few hours in Bern is well worth a wander - especially for those who dig the alternative neighbourhood vibe.