Welcome to our city's recently enhanced website. Here, you will find information on Berne's elected officials, boards and city services, as well as many area links.

Settled in 1852 by a small group of devout Swiss Mennonites, Berne is located in the heart of Adams County, home to a vibrant and extensive Amish community. Berne has the largest outdoor museum in northern Indiana in Swiss Heritage Village, the newly constructed, massive, Berne Clock Tower and Muensterberg Plaza, our annual Swiss Days Festival Celebration, and many other local and area attractions.

Conveniently located near several major roadways, Berne is only 35 miles south of Fort Wayne, and 90 miles north of Indianapolis. In today's hectic world, Berne has retained the charm and ambiance of small town Americana while embracing our Swiss roots.
We invite you to visit Berne and discover for yourself why Bloomberg Business Week 2011 rated Berne the second best community in Indiana in which to live and raise a family.


For Agendas and Minutes of meetings, click here  ( This page continues to be updated)


   City of Berne Announces New Fall Leaf Vac Route.

Starting Monday, October 6th the city will be collecting leaves, vegetation and garden waste with the leaf vac.  Please set these compostable items on the pavement curbside on the day of you pickup, (click link below for map)

 Route Map


Tuesday, October 28th

6 PM Halloween Costume Judging Berne City Hall

7:00 PM Parade Downtown

Thursday, October 30th

6-8 PM City Wide Trick or Treat ( Only where porch lights are on)

6-8 PM Treats at The Tower

November 1st

  • 36th Annual HOLIDAY BAZAAR - Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9am to 3pm
  • South Adams Schools - 1000 Parkway, Berne, IN
  • Holiday Crafts
  • Over 100 Vendors!
  • Photographer available for holiday portraits
  • Lunch will be served: Soup, Sandwiches, Apple Dumplings & Pie
  • Sponsored by: Swiss Heritage Society
  • $1 Donation at the door

   November 1st Soup and Sandwich Supper 4-8 PM

Berne Fire Department, 1230 Parkway  Cost by Freewill Donation.