9h00 am – 5h00 pm, access via visitors’ entrance – last entry 4h00 pm
Free of charge, no ID papers required
Please allow sufficient time for security checks.
There may be queues at peak times.


«100 years of proportional representation»

On 13 October 1918 the Swiss People voted on a popular initiative to introduce proportional representation in National Council elections. The impact this had on the party political make-up of Parliament in the early elections that followed a year later was massive. The exhibition examines the background and recalls other momentous events such as the end of the First World War and the General Strike, and gives an insight into how life was at the time.

Guided tours of the exhibition

Take a tour with members of the Parliamentary Services who were involved in setting up the exhibition (Duration approx. 40 minutes, meeting point at visitors’ entrance).

German 10h00am / 12h00pm / 2h30pm / 4h00pm

French 11h00am / 1h00pm / 3h00pm

Italian 2h00 pm

Maximum 30 visitors per tour.

Register on site.

Unaccompanied visit

The two chambers of Parliament, the domed hall and lobby can be visited unaccompanied. The team of tour guides will be available to explain how Parliament works and tell you about the building’s history.

Café Vallotton

The café in the former reading room will be open to provide refreshments in an elegant setting.

Open days