Autumn in Bern

Autumn has started: the colourful leaves sometimes dance more wildly than your parents in a snapshot on their wedding day. We will show you what to do in Bern during this colourful season.

Food and drinks

Pumpkin soup in a deep orange, a plate with local game and red cabbage, homemade spaetzli and “Vermicelles” (dessert made from chestnuts) with fresh cream for dessert – if your mouth is starting to water, you should definitely try the Bernese cuisine in autumn. But don’t just get stuck on the classics – people are pouring their hearts and souls into new dishes made with homegrown herbs, and on the “Wochenmärit” (weekly produce market) you will find them vigorously stirring comfortingly warm vegetable soups.

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    We’ve been waiting to hear “Heisse Marroni!” (roasted chestnuts) all year long. The little chestnut huts will satiate your stomach and warm your cold fingers at the same time.

  • Bahnhofplatz, LOEB-Ecke Bulloni AG
  • Bahnhofplatz, on the western side of the Heiliggeistkirche, Bulloni AG
  • Neuengasse, station exit, Marroni Tricolore SA
  • Bärenplatz, Maletti Marco
  • Waisenhausplatz at eye-level with the Zeughausgasse, Marroni-Import Gysi & Strazzini AG
  • Below the Zytglogge (Clock Tower), Zytglogge Marroni GmbH, Bajrami Zudi

Purely cultural

The cultural events in the destination of Bern are as colourful as the leaves in autumn: musicians are tuning their instruments and actors are guiding visitors into new worlds in the vaulted cellars below the arcades. A walk under the colourful tree-lined avenues leads you to the award-winning museums that will never seize to amaze their visitors.


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    Of course, there are many more autumnal events in Bern. Take a look at event calendar.

Autumnal hikes

Take a walk, listen to the rustling autumn leaves, and try to find some chestnuts – you can never get enough of nature during the most colourful season of the year. Fans of leisure and sports alike can discover the golden landscape with these tips.

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    For the beer lovers among us: find out here why they call Bern the beer capital.

Find out where the forests are particularly colourful at the moment: Foliage map


Fashionistas just love autumn. Warmly wrapped up in hip coats, complemented with golden accessories, they stroll through the arcades to get to the local boutiques. After successfully finding treasures they weren’t looking for, they can buy a pumpkin for the weekend’s autumn menu on the "Wochenmärit" (weekly produce market).

Where to stay

Anybody can find suitable accommodation in Bern. Are you looking to stay in a cosy neighbourhood, close to the nightlife, in a luxurious 5-star suite, or are you a culture lover looking for accommodation with extra packages? Bern’s hotels offer a suitable place to stay for everybody. To help you choose the right one for you, we’ll even reveal our hotel tips.

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