Winter Wonderland Bern

Winter Wonderland Bern

Nov 04, 2021Jan 01, 2022
Open daily from 5.30pm (closed on December 24)
Mergelplatz, Gurtenweg, 3084 Köniz
26 Swiss francs for a standard adult ticket
(14 Swiss francs for children aged 6-16; 10,60 Swiss francs for children under 6)

Winter Wonderland is a charming outdoor seasonal event taking place in Bern each winter. Transforming Gurten - Bern’s local mountain - and Gurtenpark into a sea of resplendent lights, a 1km pathway is enchantingly decorated with light sculptures that depict creatures great and small, from elephants to ants! 

This festival runs alongside the famous Bern Christmas Markets, so for those that are in awe of festive events in Switzerland, once it gets dark it may be a great idea to combine the two during your time in Bern.

See the spectacular colours and light in the Bernese mountains

Featuring striking illuminations across the park, the Winter Wonderland Bern welcomes many visitors annually, and this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be just as great as ever. Gurten can be reached by the funicular railway, called the Gurtenbahn. Winter Wonderland is open in all weather, so get ready to wrap up in warm winter clothes to enjoy this mesmerising event with friends or family.


Photo credit: Sylvia Michel, courtesy of Winter Wonderland

Visit the Winter Wonderland light show in Bern

Winter Wonderland Bern is well worth the trip outside the city centre! Want to know more about it? Then head on over to the official Winter Wonderland website for all the details, including the COVID-19 regulations.

It's easy to visit via public transport. From Bern Train Station, you can take a train that takes nine minutes and stops at Wabern bei Bern, or a 24-minute tram ride stopping at Gurtenbahn. Then you can hop on the Gurtenbahn funicular train. For visitors who are driving, you can park in the Gurtenbahn car park and then take the Gurtenbahn to Winter Wonderland.


Photo credit: Diego Saldiva, courtesy of Winter

Thumb photo credit: Sylvia Michel, courtesy of Winter Wonderland