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Federal Square

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The fountain operates daily between 11.00 and 23.00.

No fountain
– Before 14.00 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).

The fountain may be turned off for brief periods (see below, under "Events")*.


Events in Federal Square:
August – October

*17.–18.08.2019, whole day
Hello Bike! / cycling participation event, Bern and Münsingen

21.08.2019, whole day
Bern Organic Market

*23.–24.08.2019, whole day
2019 open-air concert of classical music by the Bern Symphony Orchestra

25.08.2019, 10.00 – 11.45
Religious service offered by various free churches in Bern

*27.08.–01.09.2019, whole day

Beach Volley Schweizermeisterschaft

*07.–08.09.2019, whole day

Race for Life

13.09.2019, 04.30 – 9.00
Wake up and run / 5 km run starting at 05.30, with breakfast of products from the region

16.09.2019, 05:00 – 23.00
Harvest festival

18.09.2019, 09.00 – 20.00
Fire Brigade Day – 150 years of the Swiss Firefighters’ Association  / simulated evacuation drill in the Federal Parliament Building

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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