The streets and alleys are aglow with the warm light escaping from living rooms. Little Christmas trees decorate the facades of the houses, adding to the romantic mood. The Old Town houses, dating from the 15th to 17th centuries, provide a fantastic and unique backdrop for the distinctive Bern Christmas markets. Münsterplatz is devoted mainly to arts and crafts. Traditional market fare can be found on Waisenhausplatz, just a 10-minute walk away.
You’ll find special candles, gifts and handmade souvenirs. Glühwein (mulled wine) will help to warm you up again, and there are plenty of stalls offering snacks or meals. Stopping into one of the legendary restaurants in the Old Town – either the 350-year-old Klötzlikeller or the Kornhauskeller – is the perfect way to end your visit to this magical market.
Date: November 28 to December 24
Location: Münster- and Waisenhausplatz
Date: December 28 to December 29, 2015
Location: New Years Market on the Waisenhausplatz
Combined RailAway “Bern Christmas Markets” offer
valid from 28 November to 24 December 2015.
The reduced price includes a return train fare (20%) to Bern; one mulled wine including a Christmas market mug (30%) to be redeemed at “Märitbeizli”, the place to be in Orphanage Square (Waisenhausplatz); a voucher for CHF 5 (30%) to be redeemed at any market stall (exluding mulled wine) in Cathedral Square (Münsterplatz).
Available to book from 11.1.2015 at the train station or online: www.sbb.ch/en/christmas-markets-bern
Courtesy Bern Tourism