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Swiss Skeli at Kornhausplatz, Berne

Swiss Skeli at Kornhausplatz, Berne

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Swiss Skeli Adventure N° 292

Here we see Swiss Skeli on the other side of Bear Plaza at the socalled “Kornhausplatz”. Korn is the German word for grain, so this was basically “Granary Place”. It was created after a fire in 1405. The moat of the 2. city fortification was filled in, forming a plaza and a promenade.

Until the construction of the actual granary building - behind left of Swiss Skeli - the plaza was just called “Place” or also the “Grain Market”. The actual granary building was constructed in 1711-1715 according to plans of the brothers Abraham and Hans Jakob Dünz. The granary building has served many different purposes, though Fleshy has found no mention of it being an actual granary. In 1850 part of it was used as refugee barracks. In 1870 it housed Europe's second Museum of Decorative Arts on the first floor and in 1889 after the second floor was added the Museum of Trades and Crafts was housed here along with a Trade Library. In 1994, after the Museum of Trades and Crafts closed, it became a specialized library for design. See post for full text: @the_calavera_club

This postcard is from around 1900. Published May 19, 2023.


All cards mounted on white 250 g/m² paper with trimmed edges. Vintage postcard, overpainted with acrylic paint, H x B cm, no frame. Signed and dated in pencil on back. This can be easily erased in the event you want to use the card.

The cards are packaged in cellophane with an informative text about the history of the image on each card and when it was first published.

Please note that since these are antique postcards, some might contain small tears, pinholes and/or scratches. Fleshy tries her best to lovingly craft each card, but sometimes a tear might be too close to the overall subject to cut it out. The actual colors might differ slightly from your monitor.

Every postcard is a small, unique work of art!

Delivery throughout Europe and overseas is with normal postal mail in cardboard envelopes so nothing should bend. Postage and packaging are calculated at checkout.

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