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Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)

Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

it is the switzerlands largest n most significant church from the late middle ages.the exterior has a huge spire and the portal depicts the last judgement.one can go inside n see the stained glass windows,we couldnt see it due to lack of time.i believe from atop there is a lovely view of the snow capped mountains of the bernese oberland.also... More

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千葉県
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188 reviews 188 reviews
124 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

When I visited, the cathedral was under the construction and I could not enter inside. I took photo outside. I know only facade but I could feel history.

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Johannesburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was really the highlight of our visit to Bern. Beautiful inside and outside. The organ is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

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Long Beach, CA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
47 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a great church if you love stained-glass. Many beautiful windows. The church is not overwhelming. Focus on the windows. Don't miss the tower climb up 300 steps. Best views of Bern in the city. I love climbing up and it was a great way to get a good orientation for the city. It's also situated in the plaza... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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95 reviews 95 reviews
80 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

St. Vincent Cathedral construction started in 1421 and the steeple was completed in 1893. The cathedral is the largest Protestant cathedral in all of Switzerland and sits in the heart of Bern's Altstadt. If you are so inclined on a beautiful day, climb the steeple. There is a 5 CHF charge for access but if the weather is nice, you... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The cathedral is jaw-dropping beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous and well maintained with a fabulous view of the river below the city. Try the climb to the top of the cathedral; you won't regret it.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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90 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The exterior, and in particularly the doorway into the Cathedral is amazing, the church sits imposingly over the square, only a couple blocks from the Grosse Clocktower. It closes at 5pm and unfortunately the clock was striking 5 as we arrived, so only the exterior tour for us.

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UTAH
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a very old cathedral that is very ornate and decorated with many carvings. It is easy to access and has a fabulous garden area, that overlooks the lower part of the old town of Bern. Nothing to dislike here. If you would like to get to the lower part, you can take the many, many steps that lead... More

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Washington, DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Worth a very quick peak inside, but unless you're taking in the tower view, plan on spending just a few minutes here. There are prettier churches in Switzerland.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Amazing view from the tower!! To visit the church is free , to get up the tower you have to pay a little bit but it's worth it! Incredible view!!

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