How to find us


The Theodor Kocher Institute can be reached from the train station (Hauptbahnhof Bern) either

  • by a short 10 min walk

arriving by train, ignore the main station underpass and take the escalator and stairs on the west side (the west exit is on the head of the train when arriving from east as Zurich, Basle or St. Gall, and at the end of the train when arriving from west as Geneva, Lausanne or Fribourg).

The west exit is also called "Welle" (= the wave) and brings you to Schanzenstrasse. Walk Schanzenstrasse uphill. Cross Hochschulstrasse and turn left after the small park. Walk along the main road (Falkenplatz/ Länggassstrasse). Approx. 100 metres later, you will see a restaurant named "Beaulieu" on the left; from there follow Erlachstrasse departing slightly to the left from the main street. After approx. 200 m pass the roundabout and walk straight on.

You will find the Theodor Kocher Institute on your left, about 30 m after the roundabout.

If you find yourself at the main station underpass, take one of the elevators at the end of the underpass near platform 13 and ride to the 4th floor "Grosse Schanze".

Turn round, and pass between the two large historic buildings (the railroad administration on the left and the main University building on the right). Cross Hochschulstrasse and follow the way as described above.

  • by taxi
  • by Bus 

Bus Nr. 12 - direction "Länggasse" from Bern Railway station, leave at the bus-stop "Mittelstrasse", cross the road at the zebra crossing opposite the post office, turn left into Fellenbergstrasse, walk along Fellenbergstrase until end of the street.

The TKI is directly opposite the end of the street
(Freiestrasse 1)

  • by car

A1/A12 direction Neuchâtel/Fribourg, exit Bern-Neufeld. Turn left in the direction of Länggasse. At the traffic light turn right into Bremgartenstrasse and go straight on to the roundabout. Turn left into Länggassstrasse. At the second traffic light turn right into Muesmattstrasse. Take the first on the left which is Freiestrasse. The TKI is opposite the church. Parking is strictly limited to 60 min in the whole area. For longer parking opt for the railway station car park.

Stadtplan Freiestrasse 1
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