Bern’s Christmas Markets
Bern’s Christmas Markets and other Highlights
During the Advent season, the scent of gingerbread, candied almonds, and toffee apples fills the festively decorated streets and alleys in the destination Bern. From trendy Christmas markets and winter pop-up bars in Bern’s Old City – all within walking distance from one another – to ice skating on Parliament Square to Huttwil’s super romantic Christmas market: here are the must-sees.
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Bern’s Christmas Markets – Practical InformationWhere can I find sweet chestnuts, how do I get home safely and which market is worth a visit even in bad weather? Here is some valuable information for adventurers in the city of Bern:Bern’s Christmas Markets – Practical InformationMore
Shopping in Bern’s Old CityAteliers, boutiques, and quaint shops – one-of-a-kind treasures await below the famous arcades and in the characteristic vaulted cellars of Bern’s Old City, turning every shopping trip into a unique experience.Shopping in Bern’s Old CityMore
Christmas Experiences in the city and region of BernDoing some Christmas shopping under the characteristic arcades of Bern’s Old City, sipping or strolling along the Ochlenberg Christmas trail: here are some wonderful Christmas experiences in the city and region of Bern.Christmas Experiences in the city and region of BernMore
Wintry hotel offers in the city and region of BernIn the mood for a winter getaway? From wellness packages to spending the night in an igloo: the hotels in the destination Bern have attractive offers for a relaxing mini vacation.Wintry hotel offers in the city and region of BernMore
Fondue Tipps in the city and region of Bern
Is there anything cosier on a cold winter evening than enjoying a fondue with friends and family? The restaurants in the city and region of Bern are inviting you to do just that. If you’re looking for a bit of mountain romance in the city, we recommend a visit to the pretty mountain gondolas in front of the Lötschberg restaurant. If you’re leaning more towards the adventurous side, you can experience a full moon fondue on the Gurten or try the vegan version at JUL in the Rathausgasse. If you want to enjoy some spectacular scenery or fairytale winter landscapes, you can eat a fondue on the Stockhorn or in the Kemmeriboden Bad.
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Bern’s Big Advent Calendar
Both, the city and region of Bern, have a few surprises in store, and we’ve hidden some of them behind the doors of Bern’s Big Advent Calendar. Every day, starting from 1 December, we will give away amazing prizes. And it gets better: if you enter every day, you will automatically be entered into the main prize draw. So, follow ilove_bern on Instagram and let yourself be surprised every day. Please note: the Advent calendar and all prizes are in German.
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Corporate Christmas party
Do you want to look back on a successful year, toast it together and say thank you to your employees? We have carefully selected offers for you so that you can celebrate with your colleagues without any worries.
Christmas meals for companies
How about a traditional Christmas celebration in a cosy fondue hut? Or maybe you want to do some star gazing over a spacey Christmas menu? Or do you prefer to dig into an Asian fusion Christmas tavolata with chopsticks? Our ten tips for an office Christmas meal are as diverse as the corporate landscape in Bern.
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Team events at Christmas
Cooking competition over an open fire, fighting against Bad Santa (armed with a GPS tablet) to save Christmas on Bern’s local mountain or reliving summer with an ice cream workshop? On our list you’ll find team activities that will be talked about way past New Year’s.
Gift ideas for employees
Christmas is a great occasion to thank your employees for their team spirit, their enriching attitude or the heart, blood and soul they put into their projects. From personalised soap from a Bernese factory to Christmas stollen (sweet bread with dried fruit) from Bern’s minster – there’s a Christmas gift for every taste and budget.
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Are you looking for the perfect event location in Bern, have any questions about complementary activities for your next team event or need the right contacts to implement your ideas? Take advantage of the insider knowledge and experience at the Bern Convention Bureau.