15.02.2018 - 17.02.2018 Bern Carnival

Masked revelers brave the winter temperatures and swarm through the streets and restaurants of the Old Town.

Bern Carnival has quickly become the third largest event of its kind in Switzerland. It starts on a Thursday, when the bear imprisoned in the Käfigturm (Prison Tower) is woken from his winter sleep by the "Ychüblete" (drumming) and released.

"Guggenmusik-Cliques" (bands of carnival musicians) make the six kilometers route along Bern's arcaded promenade vibrate with their wild rhythms and noisy music.

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