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Festivals & Events

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.

Rendez-vous Bundesplatz

Sound and Light Show on the facade of the Parliament Building.

October 14 - November 26, 2016

Onion Market

A traditional folk festival on the fourth Monday in November.

Monday, November 28th 2016

Bern Christmas Markets

Christmas Market on Bear's Square

Münster- und Waisenhausplatz
03 to 24 December 2016

New Years Market on Waisenhausplatz
27 to 29 December 2016

Artificial ice rink

In the winter, Parliament Square (Bundesplatz) becomes a playground for ice skaters.

21th December 2016 till 19th February 2017

Carnival in Bern

The Bernese will don fancy dress and party through the streets.

March 2 - 4, 2017

Museum Night

When the grey facades of cultural institutions are magically illuminated.

Friday, March 17, 2017

BEA

The popular Bern spring exhibition and largest trade fair in Switzerland, BEA, and the national horse exhibition PFERD.

April 28 - May 7, 2017

Bern Grand-Prix

Switzerland's largest running event.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

International Jazz Festival

The Swiss capital will offer you jazz music at its best.

March 11 - May 20, 2017

Swiss Women's Run

The Swiss Women's Run (Frauenlauf) – an event for the whole family.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

BernARTiner

In summer 2017 more than 100 unique St. Bernard sculptures «BernARTiner» will decorate the Swiss capital of Bern.

1 July - 30 September 2017

Gurtenfestival

The legendary Gurtenfestival on Bern's local mountain.

July 12 to 15, 2017

Buskers Street Music Festival

Up close and in the thick of it!

August 11-13, 2016

shnit International Shortfilmfestival

For great film moments in a premium venue. Best of short films in Bern.

October 5-9, 2016

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