Luminous lanterns and fluttering flags as far as the eye can see. On 1 August, the Swiss Confederation celebrates its birthday, and it’s not just the Swiss who are in a festive mood.
It all starts with the big communal brunch on Bundesplatz (Parliament Square), afterwards you can enjoy the beautiful view from Bern Minster – the highest church tower in the country. The tour continues with a leisurely stroll through the almost secret garden of the Erlacherhof (seat of the Bernese municipal administration and the mayor). Of course, the festivities would not be complete without a traditional yodelling concert. But these are only the cornerstones of the day: the federal city surprises every year anew with a unique festival program.
Did you know that the first of August has only officially become a holiday in Switzerland in the beginning of the 1990s?
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