Rendez-vous Bundesplatz

Parliament Building transformed into the Matterhorn

The ‘Rendez-vous Bundesplatz’ event will once again bathe the Parliament Building in a special light. This will be the fifth year the light and sound show has been produced, but it will be an all-Swiss affair for the very first time.

A Swiss symbol that is known the world over is at the heart of this year's story – "Das Juwel der Berge": The Matterhorn mountain. "Das Juwel der Berge" ("The Jewel of the Mountains") takes spectators on an impressive and emotional journey.

Light, sound and images are skillfully combined to create an experience laden with poetry and sensibility. The story presents the Matterhorn mountain as it has never been seen before. The story invites you to pause for a moment, to marvel at the wonderful show and to be transported to the fairytale world of one of Switzerland's greatest symbols.

Swiss precision and a story packed with emotion are brought together to create a unique, sensory experience. The Parliament Building will be transformed into the Matterhorn mountain thus intertwining two great Swiss monuments steeped in history.

It is a cultural treat for young and old that has now become tradition, with up to 620,000 people being drawn to the square over the six-week period over the last few years.

Date: October 14 to November 27, 2016
Location: Parliament Square (Bundesplatz)

Event information: (German and French)


Visit the ‘Rendez-vous Bundesplatz’ event with RailAway
Experience Bern and the ‘Rendez-vous Bundesplatz’ event together. Make the most of the RailAway offer from SBB and Bern. Upon booking accommodation in the city of Bern, you will receive a 20% discount for traveling to Bern and back by train. (German and French)

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