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Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)

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Address: Munsterplatz 1, Bern 3000, Switzerland
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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Grand cathedral, the bigger in Switzerland

The cathedral is very beautiful from outside, the main gate, full of statues and figures,is a masterpiece of art. Inside, free of charge, you will not see something really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The cathedral is very beautiful from outside, the main gate, full of statues and figures,is a masterpiece of art. Inside, free of charge, you will not see something really impressive, but it is worth to climb the 270 steps to reach the 90 meters belfry. From here the view to Alpes, Aare and old town is astonishing. The cost is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

One must truly take the effort to climb to the top of the tower. Not if you fear heights. Amazing view of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The church is undergoing some interior renovations, so one could not walk the entire interior. No photos of the interior are allowed. It is big, grand Gothic-styled cathedral, but not ornate on the interior. It is free to go into the Cathedral, with a small shop as you walk-in. The views from the tower are worth the walk up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Cathedral is interesting. It is a Gothic design dating back to 1421.The carving of the Final Judgement above the main door is magnificent. The do-gooders are led to Heaven clothed in white, the sinners go to Hell unclothed, watched over by figures of the Foolish Virgins and the Wise virgins. The extravagant tableau contrasts with the stark interior stripped... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The garden "platform" area outside the minster are worth a visit alone, with great views of the river and bridges. Inside the vaulting and shear girth of some of the support columns are tremendous. The new organ looks very interesting. The view from the tower I should imagine is spectacular although not available at the time of our visit. The... More 

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Orange, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The church was beautiful, as most are however, nothing stood out that would separate it from other churches. It's definitely worth a visit as you wander through old town Bern. As we always do, take time to just sit and enjoy the silence. That's always the best part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Nice views And If u go up the tower... Amazing! The 31st night party with a lot of people And fireworks... One of the most memorable experiencie that i lived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The Munsyer cathedral in Bern is definitely worth a visit. Situated in the heart of the old town on a lovely square, the cathedral is a magnificent building. It hosts interesting semi religious musical events like the upcoming Gregorian pop concerts and the international religious music festival 2015. The tower can be visited separately against a small fee. There is... More 

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Chicago IL, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Save this for a clear day when you can see the alps and experience the stained glass in all it's glory. 5 CHF for the tower tour (self guided) is probably one of the best deals in Bern. You can see the original bells on the way to the top of the tower, which is accessed via a few hundred... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is nice and worthwhile cathedral to visit. The outside fresco is interesting with gruesome gargoyles, angles, and objects. Inside is typical for these old beautiful stone masterpieces build to last 1000 years. Most interesting were the large wood pews along the side of the church reserved for the wealthy of Bern. Most had name plaques and initials carved into... More 

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