Winter in the city and region of Bern

Who hasn’t experienced it? Broadening your horizons, finally tackling things you’ve wanted to do for a long time, experiencing surprising things and opening your senses. Fortunately, the destination of Bern wears many winter coats, and we can show you its variety.


If learning how to cross-country ski or do pirouettes on the ice has been on your bucket list for a long time, this is the place for you: in the snow-covered forests of the Nature Park Gantrisch, the narrow slats will start to glide as if by magic, and against the spectacular backdrop of the Federal Palace it doesn’t matter if your double pirouette is not really up to par.

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    To really expand your horizon, you should check out the best views in the destination Bern!

Food and Drink

Have you had enough of hanging out in sweatpants and drinking tea at home? How about a lavish Sunday brunch (including bubbly, of course), an elegant dinner in a lauded restaurant, or a classic Fondue in a cozy wooden hut? There are so many culinary treats and just as many good reasons to go out in Bern.

Art and culture

Do you want to finally take a look behind the walls of the Zytglogge (time bell tower) after walking past it every day for decades? Or do you prefer going for an after-work beer at the museum? That’s how versatile Bern’s cultural scene is in winter.


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    There are plenty more winter events in Bern – take a look at our event calendar.

Overnight Stays

Be it a glamorous suite in the heart of Bern’s Old City, a stylish accommodation in the trendiest neighbourhood, or a romantic igloo in the idyllic Emmental valley: after the hectic holiday season, it’s time to press pause and treat yourself to a relaxed winter getaway in laid-back Bern. A perfect idea for families, too – some hotels even offer free stays for children.


Fed up with run-of-the-mill shopping in hectic big cities? Off to Bern’s old town! In the studios, boutiques and stores under the Bernese arcades and inside the typical vaulted cellars, unique little shops are waiting to make your shopping trip in Bern a very special experience.

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