01.08.2019 Swiss national holiday in Bern: 1st August

Bern really knows how to celebrate the Swiss national holiday!

Highlights include the city brunch at Cathedral Square (Münsterplatz), “open house” events at various institutions throughout the city, a children’s program on the Cathedral Platform (Münsterplattform), tours of the Clock Tower (Zytglogge) and Cathedral (Münster), concerts and the official festivities at Cathedral Square (Münsterplatz), a special festival program display on the Gurten, and a sea of lights at Parliament Square (Bundesplatz).

Visit the Parliament Building, the Town Hall or the Erlacherhof. Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., many of the city’s institutions will open their doors to the public.

The little ones can look forward to a children’s program, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Cathedral Square (Münsterplatz), with lantern making, face painting and other activities. The children can then show off the lanterns they made during the lantern parade through the Old Town, starting at 9:15 p.m.

This and much more awaits visitors in Bern on this special day.
Open Day at the
08.30 - 15.30 h
Brunch & Paul
Stucki's Musig
09.00 - 12.00 h Münsterplatz
Programme on
Gurten mountain
09.00 - 00.30 h
Children & the city
of the future
10.00 - 14.00 h Erlacherhof
Kleine Schanze:
brunch, barbecue,
10.00 - 22.00 h
Open Day at
the Burgerspital
10.00 - 22.00 h
Open Day at
the Erlacherhof
10.00 - 15.00 h
Guided scooter
tours through the
old town
10.00 - 15.00 h Münsterplatz
Emmentaler AOP 10.30 - 18.00 h Bundesplatz
Music and words on
Swiss National Day
10.30 - 11.30 h Heiliggeistkirche
Brunch 10.30 - 14.30 h Kursaal Bern
Guided Clock Tower
tours (Zytglogge)
10.30 - 16.00 h Clock Tower
10.00 - 19.00 h Münsterplattform
Circus for Kids in
the Castle of Köniz
11.00 h
StattLand ...
always at your
11.00 - 16.00 h Whole city
Dance with the
New Dance
11.00 - 17.00 h Whole city
trams & historic
bus rides
11.00 - 16.00 h From
Cathedral Tours 11.15 - 16.30 h Meeting place:
information desk
Yodelling concert
at Bern’s Cathedral
12.00 - 14.00 h
Storytelling in
Köniz Castle
13.00 & 15.00 h Historical guided
Procap sea of lights:
Shared caring
14.30 - 17.00 h Bundesplatz
A summer’s night
dip at the
14.00 - 24.00 h
St. Peter and Paul
next to the town
14.00 - 18.30 h Church St. Peter
und Paul
Traditional sounds 14.00 - 16.00 h Münsterplatz
Official ceremony
on the
19.00 h With Regula Bühlmann,
President of the City
at the
20.00 - 23.00 h Afro Jazz with
Veronika's Ndiigo &
Colourful lantern
21.15 - 21.45 h Münsterplatz

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