How to find us at the University of Bern

The University of Bern

Unlike other universities, the University of Bern does not have a single large campus, but has several locations in the city. The central building is directly above the train station, and the conference site is only a few streets further away – in the so-called Länggasse district, a former industry center (for chocolate addicts: The main building of the Philosophical-Historical Faculty is the so-called “Uni-Tobler”, which is the former Toblerone Factory (Längassstr. 49). There is also a small small museum. All the conference events take place in the Länggasse district and are only a few minutes walking from the central train station.

Main building University of Bern

Central Conference-Site: Hallerstrasse 12, 3012 Bern

Institute of Musicology, Hallerstrasse 5

From the train station: take the stairs upwards (not the tunnel to the city center). Walk along the Schanzenstrasse (uphill) into Länggassstrasse. Turn right into Hallerstrasse (there is a coffee place, “Parterre” at the corner). Walk straight on, go beyond the Institute of Musicology (right side, Hallerstrasse 5). The central conference site is on the left site, at Hallerstrase 12 (Hörsaal 001 and 002, in the basement of the main site of the Institute of Geography).
Bus: Take the bus No. 12 until bus stop (“Universität”; 2 stops after “Hauptbahnhof” – press the stop button). Walk 100 meters straight on to the corner of Hallerstrasse, turn right at the coffee place, “Parterre”, and walk straight on. Go beyond the Institute of Musicology (right side, Hallerstrasse 5). The conference site is on the left site, at Hallerstrase 12 (Hörsaal 001 and 002, in the basement of the main site of the Institute of Geography).
Most trams go to the Hauptbahnhof (central station), and you can change to the Bus No. 12 there (the bus leaves every 3-6 minutes).
Car: As is often difficult to find a parking space, take public transportation if possible.

IASH (Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities): Reception:
Falkenplatz 16, 3012 Bern. Weather permitting, the reception will take place in the garden of the IASH (otherwise inside). It is appr. 20 meters away from the bus stop (“Universität”, Bus No. 12) into direction of the main building.