Christmas Market on Bear's Square

Christmas Market on Bear's Square

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Bern Christmas Markets

Münster- and Waisenhausplatz
December 3 to 24, 2016

New Years Market on the Waisenhausplatz

December 27 to 29, 2016

The streets and alleys are aglow with the warm light escaping from living rooms. Little Christmas trees decorate the facades of the houses, adding to the romantic mood. The Old Town houses, dating from the 15th to 17th centuries, provide a fantastic and unique backdrop for the distinctive Bern Christmas markets. Münsterplatz is devoted mainly to arts and crafts. Traditional market fare can be found on Waisenhausplatz, just a 10-minute walk away.

You'll find special candles, gifts and handmade souvenirs. Glühwein (mulled wine) will help to warm you up again, and there are plenty of stalls offering snacks or meals. Stopping into one of the legendary restaurants in the Old Town – either the 350-year-old Klötzlikeller or the Kornhauskeller – is the perfect way to end your visit to this magical market.

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