The non-fiction programme of Stämpfli Publishing House focuses on several topics: society, biographies, art, Bern, mobility and business publishing.
The publications delve into touching, eye-opening, exciting and informative topics in everything from interesting non-fiction and elegant coffee-table books to thick history books. The books on Bern beautifully showcase the history, art, architecture and photography of the city and region of Bern. All publications are available at Stämpfli’s online shop
The coffee-table book “Bern” takes us on a journey through the city of Bern, from A as in Aare river and Anna-Seiler-Brunnen (Anna Seiler Fountain) to Z as in Zytglogge (Clock Tower) and Zentrum Paul Klee. In addition to the monuments and well-known sites, the book depicts Bern’s markets, shops and cafés, unique houses and hidden alleys. The city’s green and urban side is portrayed, showing cosmopolitan and provincial aspects alike and thus highlighting Bern’s diversity. The book includes short texts in German, French, English and Chinese.
Bern für Kinder
Entertaining and exciting activities in and around Bern: the practical, pocketbook-sized guide contains over 400 suggestions for all kinds of fun adventures. “Bern für Kinder” is written for children who already know how to read as well as for grandparents, parents and godparents who want to discover and try out new and cool activities with the kids.
In the past, when there where no pipelines that provided private homes with water, a city’s fountains were vital. A large part of everyday life took place by the fountains, where people met, chatted and exchanged the latest gossip. Today, Bern’s fountains – with their colourful and highly decorative figurines and statues – brighten up the city and even help manage traffic! The book “Bern’s Brunnen” takes a look at the history of Bern’s fountains and the stories behind them
Mit Klee durch Bern
From the Rosengarten (Rose Garden) to the Stadttheater (City Theater) and the University’s Institute of Anatomy – there are countless places in Bern that artist Paul Klee loved to visit or that were of special significance to his life. This guide takes readers on a tour of over 30 locations in the city, described in short, informative texts and complemented by historical images as well as examples of the painter’s artwork.
Ankommen in Bern
Bern’s main station used to be located on the outskirts of the city – today, it serves as the central hub for the entire region. There’s no other place in the city that has faced quite as many changes as the train station. The book “Ankommen in Bern” uses impressive historical images, countless photographs and informative texts to illustrate the history of over 150 years of urban development and tell the story of how traffic chaos turned into a gateway to the city.