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. The Bern Christmas Market will be held from December 1 to 29, 2012.
Advent stroll in Bern
This stroll through the festively lit streets of Bern will bring you closer to the most wonderful time of the year. Leave the hectic pace of everyday life behind and fully experience the Advent season, complete with the aroma of roasted chestnuts, the bright glow of candles, the richly adorned shop windows and of course the traditionally decorated Christmas tree on Parliament Square (Bundesplatz). What’s the story behind Saint Nicholas, Christmas balls and mistletoe hung over the front door? Take in the enticing aroma of mulled wine and learn about the fascinating and interesting customs and traditions of the Christmas season.
||During the Advent season|
|Start time:||By individual arrangement|
|Meeting point:||Tourist Information at the main station|
||CHF 230.00 per group|
|Express surcharge:||CHF 50.00 when booked less than 48 hours in advance|
|Languages:||German / English / French / Czech|
|Note:||Max. 20 persons per group
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