Meeting venue

The congress will be held in the Swiss Federal Capital of Berne, at the Kursaal Berne. The venue is conveniently located in the city centre.

Kursaal Berne
Kornhausstrasse 3
3000 Bern 22


Berne, Switzerland’s capital, is centrally located and easily accessible.

Getting to Kursaal Berne (click to open Google maps)

By air

Bern Airport is served by direct flights from several European cities (Bern Airport flights). On landing in Bern, take a taxi; or the bus to Belp train station and S-Bahn train to Bern main railway station. Then change to tram No. 9 in the direction of ‘Wankdorf Bahnhof’ to the ‘Kursaal’ stop.
Alternatively, the closest major international airport is Zurich airport. From Zurich airport to Bern it is 1 hour 15 minutes by train.

By public transport

Bern is located in the heart of Switzerland and easy to reach by public transport.

Train timetable to Bern.

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.

Swiss Half Fare Card (Discount on travels by train, bus, boat and most mountain railways):


By car

Motorway exit Bern-Wankdorf – straight ahead direction “Zentrum” – in Papiermühlestrasse take the right lane – at the third crossroads turn right into Viktoriastrasse – at Viktoriaplatz turn left into Kornhausstrasse. We are located 100 metres further on the right (under the bridge). (GPS : 46.9527915 °N / 7.4481958 ° E)


The underground garage offers direct lift access to the Kursaal Bern & Hotel Allegro.

Seven days a week
19.00 – 24.00 hrs: CHF 2.40 per hour
24.00 – 07.00 hrs: CHF 2.00 per hour
07.00 – 19.00 hrs: CHF 3.60 per hour

Hotel guests
24-hour special tariff: CHF 26


A number of accommodation possibilities in different categories will be available for you to choose from.

For any questions, please contact Bern Incoming: or +41 31 328 12 60

When staying at a hotel in Bern, you will receive a Bern Ticket for your whole stay, which lets you travel for free on public transport. On your day of arrival, your reservation confirmation can be used as a transfer ticket from the station or the airport of Bern to your accommodation.

Climate in Berne

In spring the daytime temperature range is 8 to 15 °C (46° – 59° F). March to May the trees blossom and the meadows turn green. Sometimes in April the winter returns for a short period and sometimes there are summer conditions as early as May. Precipitation is distributed over the entire year.

What to expect from Bern

The medieval UNESCO World Heritage City Bern, and its University, has a rich cultural and scientific tradition. The conference venue, Kursaal Bern, is ideally located within walking distance to all attractions and many hotels in the city. It offers an inviting atmosphere to exchange ideas and debate essential topics in palliative care surrounded by fantastic views of the Swiss Alps, the river Aare, and the historic city. May is one of the best and most colorful months of the year in Bern. If you have the time, prolong your stay and visit nearby sights and attractions, like the «Top of Europe».

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