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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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a great cathedral fulll of art

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There is an energy here that is beyond words. If you know how to EMT you will experience any energy beyond words.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great view from the tower of this Cathedral. Of course it takes some effort to go all the way upstairs. But after the climbing stairs exercise, you can see a great view of this city and also those mountains near Bern.

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Lidgetton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A landmark in Bern, and certainly a must when visiting the city. I visited during the Christmas season 2014, and could have spent many more hours wondering around the Munsterplatz, enjoying the wonderful outdoor winter life that the Swiss seem so good at!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The interior of this castle is relatively bland. I found the view from the top to be way more interesting The journey to the top requires going up many, many steps. When you finally get up there, you can see all of Bern

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The title of this review concludes very well my description. The shape and exterior are both average Cathedral features. Of course we were not able to visit the insides, which might not do the cathedral justice. It is worth mentioning that the cathedral was not open on a Christian public holiday?? That is why we could not enter I think.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Budget 30 minutes to see this Gothic cathedral with themed stained glass windows, intricately carved arches and huge doors. The carved angles near the alter are very ornate. The depiction of the Last Judgement, in the Portal of the cathedral is very impressive. It offers a panoramic view of Bern from its tower which requires climbing some 280 steps. Photography... More 

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Address: Munsterplatz 1, Bern 3000, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)31 312 04 62
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern

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