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Coats of arms of the Burgergemeinde of Berne

Feb 14, 2017
Coats of arms of the Burgergemeinde of Berne

Our coat of arms documentation with 2500 entries concerning the former patrician families of Berne is searchable by quick access.

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New in the Online Archive Catalogue

Jan 30, 2017

In February 2017 the Burgerbibliothek of Berne has published additional descriptions of holdings online.

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Private archives of Hermann von Fischer

Jan 10, 2017
Private archives of Hermann von Fischer

In a two-year project (2017–2018) the private archives of the former monument preservationist of the canton of Berne and president of the library commission of the Burgerbibliothek of Berne, Hermann von Fischer (1926–2015), will be indexed and described. The approx. 70 linear meters contain personal and professional papers as well as numerous documents regarding the bourgeois family von Fischer.

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To discover: the oldest herbarium in Switzerland

Sep 06, 2016

A bibliophile publication makes the oldest herbarium in Switzerland accessible to the public. The generously illustrated volume permits intense insights in a cultural treasure from the 16th century.

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Quick access

Sep 06, 2016

Identify any location in the city of Berne with Quick Access.

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The “Passeport” to the renovation

Sep 06, 2016

The “Passepartout” to the renovation gives you an insight behind the scenes and provides some interesting before-and-after comparisons.

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Reading Room re-opens

Sep 05, 2016

The Reading Room at the Burgerbibliothek of Berne on the Münstergasse is now open again from Monday to Friday continuously from 9.00 – 17.00 hrs. We look forward to welcoming you to our newly renovated building.

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