Federal Palace Media Centre

The Federal Council, Parliament, political parties and commissions use the Media Centre to address the media and by extension the public. The Media Centre also provides journalists with the office space and infrastructure they need to report on political news in Bern.  

The Media Centre is directly opposite the Federal Palace (West Wing) and was opened in 2006.

Media Centre: Construction and renovation work

Due to renovation work at the Media Centre, the large conference room will not be available for press conferences between 9 July and 29 August.

Federal Council press conferences

During that period Federal Council press conferences will be held in the Parliament Building in Conference Room 301 or in Meeting Room 286. The precise location will be published in good time in the events calendar and posted in the Media Centre.

Press conferences not involving Federal Council members

Press conferences not involving members of the Federal Council will be held in the Media Centre’s small conference room.

Notifications of press conferences / Room reservations

Notifications of press conferences and room reservation requests should be sent to agenda@bk.admin.ch as usual.

Access to the Parliament Building

In order to attend Federal Council press conferences in the Parliament Building, the following access rules apply:

  • Accredited journalists (C permit)
    Access is possible via the entrance on Bundesplatz (main entrance) on presentation of a valid pass. 
  • Journalists with facilitated day accreditation (C1 permit)
    Access via Bundesterrasse entrance (visitors’ entrance) on presentation of a valid pass.
  • Foreign journalists with FDFA accreditation (FDFA permit)
    Access via Bundesterrasse entrance (visitors’ entrance)
    after prior registration: https://www.parlament.ch/en/services/media-accreditation/day-accreditation-form
  • Non-accredited journalists with press card (also non-Swiss)
    Access via Bundesterrasse entrance (visitors’ entrance) after prior registration: https://www.parlament.ch/en/services/media-accreditation/day-accreditation-form
    Exceptionally during this period it will be possible to register for
    Federal Council press conferences at short notice by calling 058 322 90 10.

Last modification 16.02.2018

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Contact

Address

Medienzentrum Bundeshaus Bundesgasse 8 - 12
3003 Bern

Management Media Centre

Tuor Peter

+41 58 469 17 38
Mail

Date inquiries, bookings, event calendar for journalists of the Federal Palace


Mail

Print contact

https://www.admin.ch/content/gov/en/start/documentation/press-conferences/media-centre.html