Papiermühlestrasse 13, Bern

The Music facilities at Papiermühlestrasse 13 are located in the old Bern barracks, the Kaserne. The location is primarily used for instrumental instruction; the recording studio, the Music library and concert rooms are also located here.

Location + How to find us

Getting here by public transport

From Bern central station, take bus 10 toward Ostermundigen Rüti
to bus stop Schönburg. Cross the street and turn onto
Funkerstrasse. The HKB is located at the end of
Funkerstrasse. The reception is located at entrance 13a.

Getting here by car

There are a few pay-and-display parking spaces available on the grounds. Mon–Fri from 6 am to 7 pm, a parking permit must be obtained from the office in order to park. Outside of those times, the parking meter must be used. Additional parking spaces open for parking 24/7 are located in front of Papiermühlestrasse 17 (parking meter).


In the building

The rooms of Papiermühlestrasse 13 are, with some limitations, wheelchair accessible. Please contact us.

Room rental

For musical events held in collaboration with the HKB, we may be able to provide space.

Treffpunkt Restaurant

The ‘Treffpunkt’ restaurant is open on weekdays until roughly 4 pm. It is operated by Waffenplatz Bern and is open to the public.


The HKB Music Library is a public library (open from 10 am–6 pm, Mon–Fri) with a large collection of sheet music, CDs, DVDs and academic literature, as well as work places and listening stations.