01.07.2023 - 02.07.2023 Offene Bundesmeile – 175 Years of the Swiss Constitution

In 2023, Switzerland is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its Constitution. Anyone who’s interested has the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the Swiss government, its parliament, and other institutions in the country’s capital this July.

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The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1848. The Parliament is celebrating our nation’s 175th birthday with various activities, including a themed tour of the Parliament Building and an independent audio tour of the federal city. And the interactive game “Mein Standpunkt” (“My point of view”) offers a great learning opportunity for schools, enabling students to discuss Switzerland’s future in the Council chambers.


On 1 and 2 July 2023, the following institutions will be opening their doors to the public:

  • Bernerhof
  • Swiss National Bank
  • Bundeshaus West (west wing of the Parliament Building)
  • Bundeshaus Ost (east wing of the Parliament Building)
  • Parliament Building (main building)
  • Bundeshaus Nord (external north wing of the Parliament Building))
  • Bundeshaus Inselgasse (offices of parliament on Inselgasse street)
  • Bellevue Palace Hotel
  • Der Äussere Stand
  • Der Erlacherhof
  • Media centre

More information on the activities in the jubilee year can be found here.

  • Participating hotels

    Hotel Ambassador
    Hotel Bären am Bundesplatz
    Hotel Goldener Schlüssel
    Harry’s Home Bern-Ostermundigen
    Sorell Hotel Arabelle Enter promo code 1848 at booking
    Alpenblick Bern Enter promo code 1848 at booking

On the new audio tour “1848 – eine unglaubliche Geschichte” (“1848” – an incredible story”), you can listen to 14 short audio recordings with interesting facts and figures about Bern’s Old City and the year 1848. If you want to discover the federal city and the history behind the origin of the Swiss Constitution on your own, the best thing to do is to download the audio app.


Further information on the activities in the anniversary year can be found here.