Top 13: Wonderful Christmas Experiences in and around Bern

Strolling through the Christmas markets, candle dipping and roasted chestnuts – in the Advent season, Bern has a warm, golden glow. Here are our 13 recommendations for a magical Christmastime.

  • Opening Hours Sunday Shopping
    1 December 2019 1st of Advent shopping, Lower Old City 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    15 December 2019 Sunday Shopping 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    22 December 2019 Sunday Shopping 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

An evening full of cheese

Fondue Tips in Bern

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  • Opening Hours Candle Dipping
    Münsterplatz (Minster Square) Christmas Market
    30 November – 24 December 2019 Mon–Wed, Fri 11:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Thu 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Sat–Sun 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    24 December 2019 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Waisenhausplatz (Orphanage Sqaure) Christmas Market
    1 December 2019 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    2 to 7 December 2019 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    8 December 2019 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    Rummelbummel, located in the PROGR courtyard
    22 November to 31 December 2019 Mon.–Sat. 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Sun. 1:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Bern’s Pop-Up Chalets
    Venue Chalet Alpenland Gstaader Fondue-Chalet Chalet Schanze
    Where Kornhausplatz (Granary Square) Berner Sternenmarkt (Star Market Bern),
    Kleine Schanze
    Grosse Schanze
    Dates 22 November -
    22 December 2019
    28 November - 29 December 2019

    Closed: 24 December 2019 from 5:00 p.m., 25 December 2019
    21 November 2019 - 1 February 2020

    Closed:
    24/25/26/31 December 2019,
    1/2 January 2020
    Opening hours Mon–Sun 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Mon–Sun 11:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. Tue–Fri 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
    Sat 5:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

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