Home to some of Switzerland’s greatest museums and galleries, Bern is considered a true citadel of culture. The combination of internationally renowned art and unique architecture makes for a memorable visit! Bern is an absolute MUST for culture aficionados.
Carnival in Bern
The Bernese will don fancy dress and party through the streets, making merry until the early hours of the morning. From March 6 to 8, 2014
Every year Museums Night ushers in the Swiss capital's cultural spring, when the grey facades of cultural institutions are magically illuminated and invite visitors to step inside. Friday 21 March 2014
International Jazz Festival Bern
The Swiss capital will offer you jazz music at its best. Leading stars will be following in the footsteps of the greats like B.B. King, Michel Camilo and Oscar Peterson.
Visit Bern’s the most largest national horse show.
25 April to 04 May 2014
Switzerland's largest running event. The unique backdrop of this UNESCO World Heritage Site lends a special appeal. Saturday 10 May 2014
Swiss Women's Run
The Swiss Women's Run (Frauenlauf) – an event for the whole family.
Sunday 15 June 2014
Calling all festival fans! The legendary Gurtenfestival on Bern's local mountain.
July 17-20, 2014
Buskers Street Music Festival
Up close and in the thick of it! Buskers Bern Street Music Festival lets you enjoy a wide range of music and performances for very little money.
7 - 9 August 2014
Onion Market (Zibelemärit)
A traditional folk festival on the fourth Monday in November. November 24, 2014
Suisse Toy / E-Games
Suisse Toy / E-Games – Welcome to Switzerland’s largest playroom. October 1 to 5, 2014
Bern Christmas Markets
Bern's popular Christmas markets will be held in December, at the Waisenhausplatz and the Münsterplatz.
30.11. until 28.12.2013
Artificial ice rink
In the winter, Parliament Square (Bundesplatz) becomes a playground for ice skaters amid a unique setting.
24 December 2013 to 16 February 2014