19.10.2019 - 23.11.2019 Rendez-vous Bundesplatz

Just in time for the festive season, the Federal City enchants visitors with an exceptional light and sound show.

When it is cold and dark outside and the Christmas decorations are taken out from their boxes, the Parliament Building is transformed into a projection screen for a unique spectacle. The light and sound show “Rendez-vous Bundesplatz” amazes and moves visitors anew each year. Heavy-duty projectors are installed to illuminate the Parliament Building’s façade and bathe the Bundesplatz (Parliament Square) in light and color. The visual spectacle is complemented by loudspeakers that accompany the story with sound and music.

Since 2011, the "Rendez-vous Bundesplatz" has been attracting many enthusiastic visitors from inside and outside the city every year and enchants its audience with a new story every year. Since then, more than half a million spectators gather in front of the Parliament Building to witness the show, every year. The event has established itself as an integral part of the festive season and is as much a component of Bern as the Parliament Building itself.

The show takes place every evening at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays an additional show takes place at 9:30 p.m. The event lasts for about 30 minutes and is free of charge for spectators.

Our tip: To keep yourself warm, visit one of the pop-up stands to get a mulled wine before or after the show.

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