The autumn festival with many children's activities on the Gurten
A woman makes up a child

Autumn festival

The children's attraction on Bern's local mountain

Fun and games all day

The autumn festival on the Gurten is back! After two years of downtime, the popular and traditional festival for families can finally take place again. 
Every year at the beginning of autumn, the Gurten is transformed into a fairground-like event with a wide variety of child-friendly attractions. Many exciting activities, games and competitions are offered for the children. The Gurtengärtli opens its garden gate so children can make great objects to take home. On the large meadow, the little ones can ride ponies, at various booths of our partners can be tinkered, puzzled, played and snacked. Globi has also promised to drop by. 
The highlight of the Autumn Festival is the traditional JE-KA-MI (JEder KAnn MItmachen) stage. This attraction offers the stars of tomorrow a platform to gain their first stage experience. Whether auditioning, dancing or telling a joke, the children can showcase their talents in front of an audience. Rousing applause from the visitors is guaranteed. The young stars will be accompanied and supported by Markus Maria Enggist.

The autumn festival on the Gurten is supported by the Migros Culture Percentage, part of the social commitment of the Migros Group:

Venue:  Various locations in the park, Gurten – Park im Grünen
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Price: Free
The event will take place in all weather conditions. Due to the large number of guests, early arrival by public transport is recommended.
JE-KA-MI Bühne
Prove your talent on stage. Show at 2:30 pm

Performances: 12.00 / 2:00 p.m / 04:00 p.m.

Bärndütsch GmbH & Bars2be
«D Entdeckigsreis vom Schtröini» fairy tale on stage at: 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Find Globi in the park 11:30 a. m. / 12:30 a. m. / 1:30 p. m. 

From 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. you can ride on the Gurten meadow.

Serafina Eulenstein will turn you into a butterfly.
Emmentaler Schaukäserei
Cheese snacking and fresh cheese workshop.

Decorate Guezi with the Maîtres Confiseurs.

Max Trax
Max the badger has a great bike course for you.

Let us explain the universe to you.

Discover the colors and scents of autumn.
Ronald McDonald
Spin the wheel of fortune and win great prizes.
A good 70 years ago, Ferdinand Bärtschi performed for the first time with an entertainment program for children at the inauguration of the new mountain station. For forty years he repeated his performance with the hand organ and built a small, wooden children's stage on the Gurtenwiese. Every year, during the autumn vacations, the children presented their favorite hits, recited poems or told jokes in front of a large audience. EVERYONE (JEder) CAN (KAnn) PARTICIPATE (MItmachen) - that was the motto back then and it still is today. Ferdinand's offer enjoyed great popularity and the Gurten - Park im Grünen Foundation decided to revive this children's stage in 2016.

Getting here

The easiest way to find us. There are parking spaces right next to the Gurtenbahn funicular valley station.


A diagram with an overview of how best to get to the Gurten. By public transportation or car, the Gurten is ideally located.