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The fountain operates daily between 11 am and 11 pm.*

*No fountain 
– Before 2 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays (market days).
– During certain events and for maintenance work.
– For certain major events requiring installation and dismantling work. This may include the day before and after the event concerned.
– In case of winter temperatures.
– During the winter shutdown (1st November until the start of spring).

Short-term closures of the fountain
01.05.2018, 1. Mai-Feier 2018
Das Wasserspiel auf dem Bundesplatz bleibt nach Marktende den ganzen Tag ausser Betrieb.

Events in Federal Square:
April – July

21.04.2018, 1.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Up to Faith
church service with dance

25.04.2018, 4 am – 11 pm
25th Live Plant Market
sale of flowers and plants

4 am on 26.04.2017 to 8 pm on 27.04.2017
61st Bern Geranium Market
sale of flowers and plants

19.05.2017, 12.15 pm to 7.30 pm
37th Bern Grand Prix

10.06.2018, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
32nd Swiss Women’s Race, Bern

No liability accepted for accuracy of listings.


The Construction Department of the City of Bern will be pleased to supply information.

Tiefbauamt der Stadt Bern
Bundesgasse 38
3001 Bern
+41 31 321 64 75   (German)

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