Meetings & Events
Whether you are planning a convention, a conference, a trade show or an annual meeting, with Bern as your event destination, you will be right on target. The unique charm of the Swiss capital city, the unparalleled mixture of traditional and modern, its compact size and its location as a gateway to the Alps make Bern the perfect destination for your next event.
Thanks to its central location in the heart of Switzerland Bern can quickly be reached from all points of the compass. The city is directly linked to the international airports of Bern, Zurich, Geneva and Basel. If you prefer travelling by public transportation take advantage of a dense train network that guarantees direct connections to the most important cities in Europe.
Within the city itself everything is in walking distance or a short tram ride away. Just use your BernTicket for free rides on public transportations. Thanks to the short distances and transfer times there is more time for networking and a social program between the meetings. Bern’s central location also makes it an ideal base for excursions to all parts of Switzerland.
The city of Bern has an outstanding meeting infrastructure, all close to the practically car-free UNESCO protected Old Town. Besides 47 hotels with over 2,500 rooms and more than 300 restaurants, bars and cafés, the Swiss capital city also boasts BERNEXPO with the largest open-air convention grounds in Switzerland for events of up to 5,000 people and the Convention Center Kursaal Bern, one of Switzerland’s most spectacular congress and event centers. The spacious glass-front Forum with spectacular views of the Old Town and a multi-functional arena for up to 1,500 persons await your guests along with an additional 29 conference rooms, three restaurants, first-class service and comfort in the connecting 4-star superior Hotel Allegro and great entertainment in the adjacent Grand Casino.
The romantic Swiss capital city owes its appeal to the unity of its urban landscape created by its sandstone buildings, countless cobbled alleyways and ancient towers and turrets from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. All these treasures are enclosed by the loop of the Aare river, curving round the old town like a protective shield.
Behind the historical facades of the Swiss capital city, guests find everything their heart could desire: from ultra-modern shops with international brands, fashion boutiques through to exquisite local specialist stores and fine jewelers. The six km (four miles) of arcades in the old town make for a covered shopping promenade. Colourful markets with fresh vegetables, flowers and meat products are held on the Parliament Square (Bundesplatz) and Cathedral Square (Münsterplatz).
Inspire people, reward teamwork, motivate employees and enjoy the slower paced Bernese lifestyle. The capital region is full of surprises with many unexpected opportunities and ideas providing the right mix of fun and action for your team. Discover the UNESCO Old town by trottibike, have an artistic lesson at the creative atelier at Zentrum Paul Klee or enjoy a typical Bernese aperitif on top of Switzerland’s highest church tower. The Bernese countryside with its famous Emmental valley and Nature Parc Gantrisch offer as well a wide range of typically Swiss experiences. Why don’t you boost your team spirit during Swiss farmers games, a jodel lesson or a cheese making workshop?
Are you planning a congress, a convention, a team event or an incentive trip? Our team at Bern Meetings & Events, a company of Bern Welcome, would be happy to provide you with our insider knowledge in finding suitable venues for your event, booking and managing hotel rooms as well as planning your excursions. And the best part of it – the majority of the services are free of charge!