57th World Congress of Chess Composition



The congress with WFCC sessions and lectures will be held in the Hotel Novotel Bern Expo in Berne, Switzerland. The conference hotel is part of the NOVOTEL Hotel complex which is located opposite the BERNEXPO exhibition center, the ice hockey stadium, the national horse riding center and 200 m from the Stade de Suisse (football stadium) and the Zentrum Paul Klee. The tram station Guisanplatz Expo is right in front of the hotel, from where tram number 9 takes you in 7 minutes to the old city and in 12 minutes to the main railway station of Berne, with a tight schedule.
The hotel features a restaurant, bar, Internet corner and free Wi-Fi in the whole hotel, private pay parking and a fitness center.
Map of the surroundings of the conference center.


The NOVOTEL hotel complex includes three hotels with different comfort and price levels.

Solving Tournaments

The venue of the solving tournaments is Kirchliches Zentrum Bürenpark at Bürenstrasse 8 in Berne.
You can get to it directly from the congress hotels by public transportation with tram #9 in the direction of Wabern. Leave the tram after the 12th stop called Wander from where it is a 7 minutes' walk to the venue.
There are more details of how to go to the solving venue in this leaflet.

Closing Events - Friday Schedule

Prize giving

Prize giving in the afternoon will start at 2 p.m., 1st floor at Novotel. First there will be the prize giving for all the unofficial composing tourneys. Afterwards for ISC, Open solving, all WFCC certificates and any other prize giving.

Reception at Erlacherhof with Mayor Alexander Tschäppät

Arrival at Erlacherhof: 17:15 – 17:40 (at the latest)
Address of the Mayor: 17:45
Aperitif with wine and snacks: until 18:30
The Erlacherhof is at Junkerngasse 47 in Bern, details in the flyer below.

Closing dinner at Mehrzweckhalle Kaserne Bern / Restaurant Treffpunkt

The closing dinner will start at 19:30 in Mehrzweckhalle Kaserne Bern, Papiermühlestrasse 13 in Bern, doors open at 19:00.
The dinner includes salad, a buffet main course, dessert, water and coffee. There will be wine and beer for sale.
Please note: There will be prize giving of the WCSC and official composing tourneys of the week, but no other prize giving!

Please register for these closing events at the registration desk in Novotel 1st floor after your arrival. Detailed information about the Friday schedule and both venues of the closing events are provided in this flyer.