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Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)

Address: Munsterplatz 1, Bern 3000, Switzerland
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Located in the center of the Old Town, this 15th-century cathedral sports a towering 328-foot-tall...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner 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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Orange, California
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214 reviews 214 reviews
97 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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Girona
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14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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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Geneva, Switzerland
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32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Best part of my trip to Bern. You can climb up the tower for a few euros and see the whole town. Even on a rainy day the view is great!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It Was a magnificent Church and with a history plus a view. Reminded me of really old churches like Notre Dame but the peaceful atmosphere around Was superb

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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The cathedral is a huge part of the Bern skyline, making it super easy to find. It costs five Francs to go up the tower, but the view is totally worth it. But beware, it's over 200 steps to the top!

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Adelaide, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Found this church very interesting - noted in my diary as fabulous. We watched a folk band involving people in singing and dancing in the square below. Wonderful atmosphere from this.

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msp
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was a beautiful church and stunning in many ways. The architecture and history of the church was very interesting and captivating. The grounds were very nice.

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