Highlights – “Christmas. Nothing beats Bern.”

From traditional Christmas markets to winter pop-up venues, Bern has a lot to offer at Christmas time! A visit to these locations – all just a few minutes from each other on foot – is particularly worthwhile.

  • Opening times and map
    Highlight Opening times
    Christmas market
    Waisenhausplatz (Orphanage Square)
    26 November to 24 December 2021
    Mon–Sat 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    Sun 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

    Altjahresmarkt (Old Year’s market)
    27–29 December 2021
    daily from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Christmas market
    Bern Minster
    27 November to 24 December 2021
    Mon–Thu 11:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Fri 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    Sat–Sun 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Handwerkermarkt (Artisans’ market)
    Minster Platform
    On the following weekends:
    Sun 28 November
    Sat–Sun 4 & 5 December 2021
    Sat–Sun 18 & 19 December 2021

    Sat 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Sun 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Berner Sternenmarkt (Star market)
    Kleine Schanze
    25 November to 31 December 2021
    Mon–Sat 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    Sun 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    Rummelbummel
    PROGR inner courtyard
    18 November 2021 to 8 January 2022
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 4:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
    Wed & Sat 1:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
    Sun 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Øscår Elch
    Ringgenpärkli
    20 November to 22 December 2021
    Mon–Tue 12:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
    Wed–Sat 12:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
    Sun 12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Chalet Alpenland
    Kornhausplatz (Granary Square)
    19 November to 23 December 2021

    Mon-Thu
    Outdoor terrace: 3:00 p.m. - 00:30 a.m.
    Chalet restaurant: 5:00 p.m. - 00:30 a.m.

    Fri-Sun
    11:00 a.m. - 00:30 a.m.
    Winter Wonderland
    on the Gurten
    4 November 2021 to 31 January 2022
    Daily 5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Winter market
    Berner Generationenhaus
    1 to 24 December 2021
    Wed–Fri 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    Sat 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    Sun 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Click here for the overview map.

Christmas can be experienced all over the Bern region. Our tip: Spend a Christmas day in Bern’s Old Town, take advantage of one of the exclusive winter hotel offers, and set off the following day to discover the wonderful festive experiences all over the Bern region.

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