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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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One of the best cathedrals I have ever seen.... the highlight is the tower which takes you to the top most platform of Bern where you can see the complete UNESCO protected city in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best cathedrals I have ever seen.... the highlight is the tower which takes you to the top most platform of Bern where you can see the complete UNESCO protected city in bird's eye view! Must visit...

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautiful Cathedral in Bern. Very interesting history and fascinating artwork above the old door (oldest in Europe apparently). We climbed the tower (5chf for adults, 2chf for children) which was tiring but great fun. The views of the city and the river were amazing, it really helped you get your bearings (no pun intended!). The outside Munsterplatz was pretty and... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You could see the Cathedral from all over the whole town. Beautiful on the outside and lacking a little Lustre on the inside compared to many churches I have been fortunate to see inside. No fees and is accessible for the infirm. We were lucky enough to witness a lady singing from above near the organ the acoustics were brilliant.

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Athens
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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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Graz, Austria
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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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Washington DC
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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82 helpful votes 82 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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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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