Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Due to the Corona crisis the Robert Walser Centre will be closed from now on until further notice.

We thereby support the measures of the Federal Government to limit the spread of the coronavirus as far as possible. The safety and health of our guests and employees is our top priority.

We continue to respond to questions and concerns about Robert Walser, Carl Seelig, Ossip Kalenter and our archive collections as before.



The Robert Walser Center was opened on 18/19 September 2009 in Bern, Switzerland.

The Robert Walser Library / Robert Walser Exhibition

Opening Hours:

Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In 2018, the Robert Walser Center will be closed on the following dates:

10 April (Good Friday)
13 April (Easter Monday)
1 May (Labor Day)
21 May (Ascension Day)
1 June (Whit Sunday)
1 August (national holiday)
24 December until 2 January 2021 (Annual Holiday)

The Robert Walser Archive

The documents and materials at the Robert Walser Archive can be viewed in a reading room equipped with temporary workstations. Those wishing to consult the Archive and use the workstations are required to submit an appointment request at least two weeks before the desired date (contact).

Due to internal development work, individual holdings are temporarily not open to the public.

Opening Hours:

The Robert Walser Archive is open by appointment Tuesday through Friday.

Guided Tours

The Robert Walser Center offers guided tours for groups of up to 25 people. Guided tours must be booked in advance (contact).

Guided tours cost 250 CHF and last approximately one hour. Weekend tours are priced according to agreement.