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 Thanksgiving Schedule

  • City Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th.
  • Leaf Vac Route- Wednesday and Thursday’s routes will be run on Wednesday, Nov. 26th.

  • Trash Route- Thursday and Friday’s route will be run on Friday, Nov. 28th.
  • Limb and Stick Route will not run the week of Thanksgiving.

  • Compost Site- the site will be closed Thursday, Friday.  It will be open from 7am-3pm Saturday Nov. 29th.  Note that the site will be closed on Saturday’s starting in December until April.

When city offices are closed and you need to report a water leak or other city concern call the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at (260) 724-5345 or dial 911.  The appropriate city department will be contacted.