Anniversary – 175 years of Swiss Railways

Open days at Burgdorf depot

Saturday/Sunday, 3 and 4 September 2022

On a tour of the BLS Foundation’s historic depot in Burgdorf, you can admire historical locomotives and marvel at antique treasures from BLS’s past in the archives.


To celebrate the Central Region’s “175 years of Swiss trains” jubilee weekend, the BLS Foundation’s historic depot is opening its doors to the public. On a self-guided tour, you can admire historical locomotives and discover treasures from the history of BLS in the archive. BLS Foundation staff members will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information throughout the depot. The archive’s rarities shop will also be open.
Refreshments will be provided in the form of a barbecue selling bratwursts and a small range of drinks.

Tip: Good shoes are recommended for the tour.


The tour is free to visitors.


Visitors do not need to register in advance.

Opening hours

Saturday, 3 September 2022, 10.00–16.00 hours
Sunday, 4 September 2022, 10.00–16.00 hours

How to get there & Jubilee 1-day travel card

Enjoy a relaxed journey by train to Burgdorf. The BLS Foundation’s locomotive depot is located behind the train station at Kirchstrasse 43c and can be reached on foot in five minutes. The route from Burgdorf train station is signposted.

Jubilee 1-day travel card

Take advantage of the jubilee 1-day travel card and travel at reduced prices to the jubilee events. The jubilee 1-day travel card is valid on the chosen day of travel for a return ticket between the place of residence and an official event location, taking the standard route via the GA range of validity. Also included are transfers by public transport between the official event locations. You can find further information on the jubilee 1-day travel card here.

  • CHF 35.00 Erwachsene, 2. Klasse
  • CHF 17.50 mit Halbtax, 2. Klasse
  • CHF 53.00 Erwachsene, 1. Klasse
  • CHF 26.50 mit Halbtax, 1. Klasse

All venues can be reached easily by public transport.

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