Culture in Bern
You don’t need a fixed programme to discover Bern’s diverse cultural world. Lovers of culture and those who would like to become them, can find inspiration in our six cultural bucket lists and let themselves be carried away by the Bernese attitude.
The Bucket List for Art and DesignBern’s art and design universe is near endless. We’re shedding some light on everything that’s going on with our carefully curated recommendations for special exhibitions, vernissages, free street art, fashion design and creative workshops.The Bucket List for Art and DesignMore
The Bucket List for Music and Live PerformancesAvant-garde pop concerts at the Dampfzentrale, cultural gems in the Emmental and wildly dancing youth at the Gaskessel in Bern: the various performances in and around Bern are always cheerful and atmospheric, and sometimes even come with a pinch of humour.The Bucket List for Music and Live PerformancesMore
The Bucket List for ArchitectureThe word “architecture” comes from the ancient Greek “ἀρχιτεκτονία” (architektonía), meaning “the art of building”, and refers to man’s aesthetic engagement with built space. We’ll show you the architectural gems in the city and region of Bern.The Bucket List for ArchitectureMore
The Bucket List for Traditional CraftsmanshipPottery in Laupen, the most beautiful wooden figurines wide and far in Bern, and high-quality wool products in Huttwil in the Oberaargau region: there is so much traditional craftsmanship in Bern that you can admire, purchase, or even make yourself!The Bucket List for Traditional CraftsmanshipMore
The Bucket List for HistoryTime’s ticking. In the context of the universe, a human life is over in the bat of an eye. It's nothing. But is nothing really nothing? The following places and experiences invite you to ponder the history of our time, to reflect and go new ways.The Bucket List for HistoryMore
The Bucket List for Gourmet ExperiencesThere’s talking and listening, tasting and shop talk, experimenting and brewing, guessing and trying out, observing and feasting, baking and decorating – in short, there's a lot going on in Bern’s culinary scene.The Bucket List for Gourmet ExperiencesMore
Bern’s museums are diverse and creative – an absolute must for culture lovers. Do you want to take a look at the past and future of the Alpine regions in the Swiss Alpine Museum? Or maybe instead of just looking, you’d rather touch and take part in the interactive exhibitions at the outstanding Museum of Communication? The museums in and around Bern are as contrasting as the region itself, which clearly makes it harder to decide on one. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of museums that also covers current special exhibitions. This will make your decision a bit easier. And if you don’t have enough time for everything, you’ll just have to come back.
Museum Card24 or 48 hours of unlimited access to art and culture? The city of Bern makes it possible. Get free admission to every museum in the city of Bern with the Museum Card.Art & Culture, Why Bern?, Why Bern?Museum CardMore
City ToursIncorporating the city’s landmarks as well as its secret corners and hidden treasures, providing both historical background and amusing anecdotes, Bern’s city tours are as diverse as the city itself. Informed and interesting, funny and astonishing, historical and topical: the tours are instructive, exciting, and at times spooky – but always entertaining.City ToursMore
Overnight stay in Bern with free public transport
You can only fit so many cultural experiences into one day. Luckily, Bern’s diversity is not limited to culture – the accommodations in the city and region also cover a variety of needs: you can find everything from a cool backpacker hostel to idyllic sleepovers on a farm to luxurious hotels. And did you know that you get a free Bern Ticket when you stay overnight in the city of Bern? Guests can travel for free in zones 100/101, including the funicular to the Gurten.
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