Switzerland has a lot to offer for meetings and congresses: it has a modern infrastructure, stunning landscapes, easy accessibility from all over the world and is ranking high in terms of sustainability. There is a wide choice of venues, be it for small board meetings in nature or for large congresses in vibrant cities. Rightly renowned for its excellent public transport, groups can easily use the train to travel in this beautiful country on a private charter. Thanks to benefits such as the lowest VAT rate in Europe, no hidden fees, free public transport with an overnight stay in many destinations and breakfast included in room rates, Switzerland scores highly amongst meetings and congress planners.
Region of Bern
One of Switzerland’s most attractive places for business events is the region of Bern. City and nature are united here. From its capital city Bern you can reach the destination Interlaken including the Thun-Lake Thun region, at the doorstep of a breath-taking nature, in just 45 minutes. Each destination offers congress centres. Among them the Kursaal Bern and the Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken are unique and very convenient. But also many properties ideal for small and intimate gatherings to large seminar hotels in gorgeous settings are to be found. With the majesty of the Alps as a sensational backdrop, the region of Bern is the ideal setting for incentive travel and social programmes.
Meeting locations, special dinner possibilities and social programs
The Kursaal Bern is as much a part of city’s DNA as the Parliament Building, the Münster Cathedral and the Aare river. Centrally located and within easy reach, the Kursaal Bern has everything you could possibly need under one roof. The newly renovated 4-star superior Swissôtel Kursaal Bern provides breathtaking views of Bern’s old town and the Alps. Beside the in-house Swissôtel, 28 event and conference rooms for up to 1,500 persons complete the offer. And after business comes pleasure: the Grand Casino, bar and a choice of two restaurants are perfect places to end the evening.
Gorgeous style and history at the Kornhauskeller
In the heart of Bern’s picturesque Old Town, the historic Kornhaus is open to the public. The former sandstone granary was built in the 18th century and its High Baroque-style cellar is a unique location for business events for up to 700 guests (or 500 at a banquet).
New Opening: Neue Festhalle
Planning your conference for 2024 or later? Then be sure to include the “Neue Festhalle” in Bern on the short list of possible venues. In the 2nd half of 2024, one of the most modern conference centers in Europe will open its doors.
Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken
The Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken is located between two lakes, centrally in Interlaken and within walking distance of the railway station and various accommodation facilities. With 5000 m² of event space and 19 rooms, every event finds a suitable place here – and thanks to the alternation of magnificent historical and ultra-modern orientation, also the right ambience. Its beautiful park is the perfect place for creative breaks or relaxation thanks to its fantastic view of the surrounding mountains and in particular the Jungfrau massif.
Make memories in Interlaken
With Outdoor Interlaken, a specialist in team building, you understand why Interlaken is known as the adventure capital of Europe. Between mountains and lakes Interlaken is the ideal outdoor playground for a team events. What about strengthening the team spirit with a jetboat ride on Lake Brienz, a wild river rafting, canyoning or indoor & outdoor ropes park? No worries, under guidance of experienced guides, your adventure is safe.
In only ten minutes on the Top of Interlaken
Only 10 minutes from town, delegates and visitors can easily reach the picturesque Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant, which enthrones high above Interlaken. It not only boasts a fantastic view but delicious food and easy accessibility. The historical building and the newly-built garden pavilion provide an unique venue offering a breathtaking view over the two Lakes Brienz and Thun as well as the three world-famous peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.