#1 Short travel distances
In Bern, nothing’s ever far away. You can walk everywhere, making transfers practical and eco-friendly. Locations that are further away can be reached in ten minutes or less by streetcar or bus. This makes for efficient and sustainable events that can be held at different locations without the need for additional transportation.
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#2 Green city
Bern takes a stand for sustainability and cares for the environment. The labels “Energiestadt-Meister” (“Energy City Champion”) and “Swisstainable” as well as the “Fair Trade Town” award are well deserved. The tranquil parks, idyllic riverbank and lush forests are the perfect urban oases, and the rural areas outside the city offer even more nature. This makes the city the perfect location for Green Meetings and sustainable events.
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Bern stands for excellent quality of service. The punctuality, precision, reliability and professionalism of the service providers guarantee successful events and satisfied participants and organizers. Bern is also the only European capital that has two international airports so close that they can be reached within 100 minutes.
#5 City of culture
Bern has more culture to offer per square metre than any other major city. Museums such as the Zentrum Paul Klee, the Museum of Communication (winner of the 2019 Council of Europe Museum Prize) and the Swiss Alpine Museum can easily compete with other internationally renowned institutions. The Franz Gertsch Museum in nearby Burgdorf is also worth a visit. There’s such a wide range of options that you’ll easily find the ideal cultural addition to your event.
Bern offers expertise, knowledge, and interesting best-practise examples. When you organize an event in Bern, you benefit from the appeal of the federal city as Switzerland’s political centre as well as from economic innovation and the prevailing spirit of optimism. And thanks to the Ambassador programme in cooperation with the University of Bern, there’s a direct connection to the ongoing research in our main areas of expertise: Education & administration, Medicine & life sciences, Energy & environment.
#7 Event city
Bern knows large-scale events. Be it the Buskers festival, the Night of the Museums, trade fairs, political events, famous sporting events, or cultural happenings: Bern is an experienced and creative organizer of a wide array of events. No matter the size of the event – everyone profits from Bern's exceptional infrastructure.
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#9 Public transportation included
Bern has the Bern Ticket for free rides within the city’s public transportation network. If you spend one or more nights at an accommodation in the city of Bern, you will receive a Bern Ticket for the entire duration of your stay. Use the Bern App for yourself and your guests and travel smarter: it comprises the Bern Ticket, a detailed map, inspiration and recommendations for activities, trips and events, and plenty of other useful information.
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#10 Bern Convention Bureau
Bern is happy to help you bring your project to life. The Bern Convention Bureau is your one-stop shop for event services: professional assistance, support from the planning to the implementation phases as well as useful tips and the right contacts – free of charge.
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