The Pont de la Motta
A river tamed
Travellers have been navigating the waters of the Sarine since the Middle Ages. At that time, it served to move people and goods, such as cloth and leather, to regions along the Aare and the Rhine, right up to Alsace, France. As well as having a port, which was situated not far from the pont de Berne, the city had its own boatyard.
In summer, locals love nothing more than going for a refreshing dip in the Sarine. It may not be quite as exhilarating as a swim in the River Aare in Bern or the Rhine in Basel, but a paddle in the Sarine is still a great way to cool off
Not far from the bridge is the famous Motta lido which is as popular now as it was when it opened, back in 1923.