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Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)

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Address: Munsterplatz 1, Bern 3000, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)31 312 04 62
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Located in the center of the Old Town, this 15th-century cathedral sports...
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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The Gothic-styled architecture is absolutely spectacular and in my opinion one of the most beautiful churches in Switzerland. Must climb up to the top and get a stunning view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

In ten years I have tried untold numbers of times to enter this Cathedral,....it has always been closed. Perhaps it is beacause I am a bad Christian. it could also be because there to many thieves about. The surroundings are more boring than a cement pit.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was under construction when I was there so maybe it is more magical during normal times. But I thought that the Christkath Church was much more magnificent.

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HK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Gothic-styled architecture is absolutely spectacular and in my opinion one of the most beautiful churches in Switzerland. Must climb up to the top and get a stunning view of Bern.

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Ostrava
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The cathedral attracts your attention even from a distance and when you approach closer, the impression is even more intense. It has a beautiful main portal with lot of coloured statues and vitrages inside. Also carved benches are worthy to look for a while. But the most interesting thing here is the tower (accessible for a reasonable fee (5 franc).... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Worth a look, the detail on the exterior is simply stunning. There is also a green park scape behind the cathedral that you can visit and watch the river flow as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Impressive! If you have time, get a guide to tell you the history of this Cathedral, and the Black Table history. Probably the place with the cheapest souvenirs in town. You can also send postcards directly from the gift shop :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

a magnificent building, the architect wrote at the wall 'machs nah' which means 'do the same'. it's special from the outside, the carving on top of the entrance, the inside and on top it's a great view (if you manage to claim the stairs...) but it's worthwhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was moderately scarey as there are holes rather than windows on the way up, though very skinny and nothing a person could fall out of. Very narrow spiral stairs to one level then optional to go to next level. stunning views of the old town. small charge for climbing the tower but actual church is free. my kids enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The church itself is wonderful, unfortunately currently under heavy constructions. Means half of the church is not for visiting and through this of course the entire visit is somehow spoilt. So please inform you how much they work on renovation before you visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral with some amazing architecture. We visited the observatory by climbing the steep circular steps, the view from which was jaw-dropping. The crystal-like colours of the river and the ruby red roofs of the surroundings made for some fantastic photograph opportunties. A spot not to be missed for those visiting Bern.

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