World Pancreas Forum Thursday, 18 - Friday, 19 June 2015
City of Bern
The capital of Switzerland has many charms. Bern's quaint Old Town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is framed by the Aare river and offers spectacular views of the Alps.
With its 6 km of limestone buildings and medieval arcades, its Renaissance fountains with colorful figures, and the beautiful Cathedral surrounded by picturesque rooftops, Bern, founded in 1191, is truly a gem of medieval architecture in Europe.
Bern is a city of superlatives: most beautiful flower city of Europe, birthplace of Einstein's relativity theory, cradle of Toblerone chocolate and home to the largest Paul Klee collection in the world.
And because Bern is situated on a peninsula, everything is close together and can be reached easily on foot, by tram or bus.
Bern is situated in the heart of Europe and at the center of Switzerland. Whether by train, car or plane, Bern is easy to reach from anywhere.
Arrival by air
The international airports in Bern, Zurich and Basel make it easy to travel to Switzerland. Every airport is connected to Bern by highway. You can easily reach the city by train from any of the airports.
Bern Airport is served by direct flights from several European cities (Bern Airport flights).
Bern Airport to main railway station
Arrival by train
Bern is an important transportation hub within Switzerland. Regular direct connections by train to all major cities in Switzerland and to Europe's most significant megacities ensure a comfortable trip.
Main railway station to Kursaal
From Bern main railway station the No. 9 tram departs at approximately 10-minute intervals in the direction of "Wankdorf Bahnhof". Travel time to the "Kursaal" stop is approximately 5 minutes.
Arrival by car
Motorway exit to Kursaal
- Motorway exit Bern-Wankdorf
- Drive straight ahead, direction "Zentrum".
- In Papiermühlestrasse take the right lane.
- At the third crossroad turn right into Viktoriastrasse.
- At Viktoriaplatz turn left into Kornhausstrasse.
- Kursaal Bern is located 100 metres further on the right (under the bridge).
Latitude: 46.9527915° N
Longitude: 7.4481958° E
Parking fee for 24 hours is CHF 26.00.