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Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)

Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #7 of 33 attractions in Bern
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Lookouts
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Located in the center of the Old Town, this 15th-century cathedral sports a towering 328-foot-tall spire that dominates the city skyline.
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Osøyri, Hordaland, Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

this big Church in gotic style and high spire WHAs a impresiv view. the catededral had nise ornaments at the entrans. I WHAs not inside the building.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The cathedral itself is astonishing, meticulously decorated, but you need to walk the spiral staircase to the top of the tower (no lift). You will be rewarded with a bit of height excitement and a breathtaking view of the old city and surroundings. Don't take the stairs if you are uneasy at walking or is heavily overweight (it is quite... More

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Mevagissey, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Berne is not an attractive city, and the cathedral keeps that form going. Its in a very dull plain square, nothing to draw you to it, its rather a plain red block of a building, and nothing interesting inside. Better off trying to find something of interest as you wander around, but don't get to excited. You will gather we... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The cathedral is well worth a visit. The stained glass is impressive, and the interior is wonderful. The park outside is a great place to sit and enjoy the view while the kids run off some steam too!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

It's really amazing. And the portal is the best. Also, you can see the entire city from its tower. It's a great piece of art

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Church interiors were nice with beautiful stained glass windows. My favorite part was the climb to the different levels of the tower for great views down onto Bern Old Town. You could see the all the terraces and roofs/chimneys down below on the houses. Currently under renovation on the exterior but did not stop from enjoying the views around Bern!... More

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Ryton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Loved the windows. Look out in particular for the one with the skeletons taking on forms of tempation unique to each person they are with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Loved the stained glass, the organ pipe, the structure and everything about it. Definitely worth the visit.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Visit this Cathedral in the center of Bern. You will enjoy it. Do not forget to visit the opposite park where you can play and relax. Moreover the view there is magnificent!

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Aurora, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The cathedral was very nice. Pictures were not allowed. I had to buy a couple of post cards to take home a memory which is probably their intent. However, what won me over was when the organ started playing. I love the sound of pipe organs, so we sat and listened to the music for a while before leaving.

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