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The fountain is taking a winter break for renovation.

The fountain on Bundesplatz has been in operation since 2004, to the delight of visitors and local residents alike. After 14 years in service, the fountain will now be renovated during the winter break.

It will be back in service again from 4 April 2019.

The renovation work will take place in two phases:

Phase 1: Renovation of fountain and work on pipe system
5 November 2018 – mid-February 2019

  • Repurposing of system for fresh water: the new fresh water supply will be cheaper to operate and will not require chemicals. During the renovation work, an area of the installation’s surface around the entrance to the engineering room will be closed off during the day.
  • The shaft entrance and the ventilation system in the engineering room will be renewed. It will be necessary to dig a trench between the western part of the Bundesplatz and the Berner Kantonalbank during work on the piping for the ventilation system.

Phase 2: Renovation of Bundesplatz pavement (channel system and light strip)
20 February – 3 April 2019

  • The drainage channels will be renovated.
  • The light strip will be renewed.

For this work, the western half of the Bundesplatz will be closed off for six weeks and covered with a tent. As part of the renovation work, a shared space featuring markings and signage will also be introduced on the Bundesplatz between Amthausgasse and Schauplatzgasse.

Access for through traffic and deliveries will continue as normal during the renovation work, with minor restrictions. The renovations and work on the pipe system will cause some noise emissions between January 2019 and 3 April 2019.

Events on the Bundesplatz will take place as usual:

  • Bern’s weekly markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Ice rink: 19 December 2018 – 17 February 2019
  • Carnival: 7 – 9 March 2019
  • Museum Night: 22 March 2019

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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