Your Home Base in Bern

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 Bern, the beautiful capital city of Switzerland.

The first members were almost exclusively trailing spouses looking to fill their day with activities. Now our members are a more diverse group. They are both single and married, with and without children. Some are homemakers and caregivers, some are retirees and some work in the community in a variety of fields.

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

The AWC Bern is constantly evolving. 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? Check out our Become a Member page for details.

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