Bern Convention Bureau
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 connected to the international airports in Bern, Zurich, Geneva, and Basel, and can be reached within approximately 1.5 hours of travel time. 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. The BernTicket is included in every booked overnight stay in the city. Thanks to the short distances and quick transfer times, hosting sustainable events in the Swiss capital becomes effortless. Additionally, this allows more time for networking and social programs between 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 carfree UNESCO listed Old Town. Besides diffrent types of hotels and a huge selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and cultural institutions, the Swiss capital city also beasts BERNEXPO with the largest open air fair grounds in Switzerland for events 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 28 conference rooms, three restaurants and bars, 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 Bern, 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 kilometers (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 several times a week within the Old Town.
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 historic city centre on one of the many guided tours offered by Bern Welcome, have an artistic lesson at the creative atelier at Zentrum Paul Klee or enjoy a typical Bernese aperitif on top of Switzerland’s highest on top of Bern’s Minster. The Bernese countryside with its famous Emmental valley and Nature Parc Gantrisch offers as well a wide range of typically Swiss experiences. Why don’t you boost your team spirit during Swiss farmers games, an E-Bike Tour or a cheese making workshop?
Are you planning a congress, a convention, a team event or an incentive trip? Our Team at Bern Convention Bureau 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 : most of the services are free of charge.