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Diemtigtal Nature Park
Chasseral Nature Park
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Top4 – The Bernese ski pass
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Operating hours of mountain railways in winter
Sustainability in the Region of Bern
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Top cultural events
Top cultural events
Travels to the past, open-air theatres and a night at the museums. The region’s cultural events offer visitors variety of the highest order.
Classical music festivals
Discover a wide range of classical music festivals throughout the Region of Bern. A varied programme of music awaits, featuring artists from Switzerland and abroad.
The choice of jazz, blues and soul concerts in the Region of Bern is immensely varied, ranging from intimate settings to big stages, castle courtyards to basement grooves.
22 – 29 January 2023
Belle Epoque Kandersteg
Back to the past – for one whole week. Every year in winter, the Belle Epoque returns to Kandersteg. Authentic events and atmosphere transport the visitors back in time.
17 March 2023
Bern's museums at night
Visitors are inspired by timeless art at the Museum Night in Bern, or they simply enjoy the lively atmosphere at night.
4. – 8. July 2023
International Woodcarving Symposium Brienz
Flying wood chips, the buzz of chainsaws and precision carving with a chisel: at the International Woodcarving Symposium in Brienz, artists will fashion large wooden sculptures within only five days.
Open air theatres
The stage is simply brought outside for the open-air theatres. The feeling of summer combined with dramatic performances possesses an irresistible appeal.
10 – 12 August 2023
Buskers Street Music Festival Bern
Creative, uplifting and energetic: Every August, around 150 artistes from all over the world transform the streets of Bern into a delightful summer open-air festival.
2 September 2023
Cowbells tinkling high and low, dairy cows festooned with flowers – Gstaad’s traditional Züglete is an event well-worth experiencing. It’s the time when local farmers bring their herds of cows back down to the valley and lead them through the village in a colourful procession.
22 September 2023
Chästeilet in the Justis Valley
Every year in September, the farmers of the Justis Valley come together for the Alpabzug, the day the cattle is brought back down to the valley from the summer pastures. In the idyllic valley of Sigriswil, in keeping with a century-old custom, farmers then share the alpine cheeses produced over the summer.
AlpKultur® Days in Lenk
Traditional workshops, Miss Dairy Cow competitions, a hearty alpine farmer’s breakfast, and stocky Hornussen wrestlers: all that and lots more await you as an experience during the AlpKultur® Days in Lenk.
In the autumn the spectacular ‘Rendez-vous Bundesplatz’ event plunges Bern’s Bundeshaus (Federal Palace) in fantastic colours, images and sounds. These productions are guaranteed to delight the audience’s eyes and ears.
27. November 2023
Once a year, onions and garlic take over the City of Bern. During the Zibelemärit, the city smells of onion tarts, onion soup and mulled wine.
As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, and as the aroma of gingerbread fills the air and those first tentative snowflakes are falling, it’s the time for the Christmas markets to open.
25 – 30 December 2023
Trychel Week and Ubersitz
At the end of each year Meiringen celebrates an ancient custom: Trychel Week and the Ubersitz. During these days the villagers use masks, bells and giant Trycheln cow-bells to cast out haunting spirits.
Alpine cattle processions
The spectacular cattle ascents and descents are part of the traditional Alpine festivals. Colourfully decorated, the animals walk on sometimes narrow and steep rock paths.