Your Home Base in Bern


All AWCB activities are currently suspended, but hopeful about resuming get-togethers in June. Physical distancing is still strongly advised, but social closeness via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Hangouts or your preferred platform is strongly encouraged. Save lives. Stay Home if you don’t have to be out and about. Keep the physical distance. Wash your Hands. Often. Smile. Laugh. Breath. Thank you essential service provides. We are in your debt! Thank you everyone for doing your part. We appreciate you all!

Below is the best link to the Swiss Government website where you can get updates in English on the evolving situation in Switzerland: 

The CDC’s page for recommendations on how to prevent the spread of this virus is here: 

“Coming up this month is also Mother’s Day, so we wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all. In the words of Abraham Lincoln ‘All that I ever am and hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.'” G.S.~AWCBern President.


We offer a home base for more than 100 members, some of whom have lived here a quarter of a century, others who have just arrived.

The American Women’s Club of Bern (AWC Bern) was founded in 1949 as a social club for American women living in and around the beautiful Swiss Capital City of Bern.

Whereas the first members were almost exclusively trailing spouses looking to fill their day with activities, our current members are a fun and diverse group, both single and married, with and without children, working in the community or at home, and a number of dedicated professionals in a variety of fields.

What we have in common is a desire to develop friendships, maintain traditions, and share experiences of living in Switzerland.

The AWC Bern is constantly evolving over the years, we organize social and charitable events to benefit our members, our families, and our community.

If you live in or near Bern and are an American citizen, a woman with close ties to the US, or maybe someone interested in getting to know Americans, why not join the AWC Bern?

You’ll meet women from all walks of life who have made their home in the most beautiful city in Switzerland.

Previous Events

  • Santa Run
  • Christmas Luncheon
  • A Visit To The Bern Christmas Markets
  • Three Kings Coffee
  • Family Bowling
  • Charity BINGO
  • Introduction to Yodeling
  • Billiards and Beer
  • Spring Luncheon
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Memorial Day Picnic
  • 70th Anniversary Celebration
  • 4th of July Minigolf Tournament
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Newcomer’s Fondue Evening
  • Thanksgiving Lunch

Bern Videos

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More about Bern and Switzerland

Get to know the Capital City of Switzerland – Bern

Quick-Links: Resources about Switzerland

Check-it-out: Local Media (in German)

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