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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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Located in the center of the Old Town, this 15th-century cathedral sports a...

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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Wow, even with a load of scafgolding this place is great

Had a tour of the cathedral last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The church is having a facelift as it has a big birthday coming up but we still got to see a lot. The lady... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a tour of the cathedral last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The church is having a facelift as it has a big birthday coming up but we still got to see a lot. The lady that showed us round was incredibly knowledgable about the building. She spent ages pointing out lots of detail in the decoration above the main... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some lovely features inside but the outside was spoilt for us due to renovation. location fab with great views over Bern in the surrounding gardens. can get a little lift up from MATTE area which as nice.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many beautiful things to see in Bern and the cathedral is definitely one of the them. If you only see one thing, go to the back left alcove to see the amazing sculpture of Mary and Jesus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really neat cathedral, and when we went it was undergoing some maintenance/cleaning of the sandstone walls and surfaces of the structure, so we didn't see as much as I was hoping. However, our friends and hosts suggested a picnic in the adjacent park, which was a nice venue. Many people gather in the park at noon time,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are some impressive churches in Europe, so it makes sense to talk in terms of what stands out about a particular church. They are all enormous, ornate, and took years to build. This one in particular is known for its impressive "portal" at the front. The organ is also massive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had not been up the Münster clock tower for many years and cannot understand why. It is just amazing! OK, the scaffolding is back, but never mind. It is worth every step!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral is located near the river park area so a great place to visit and then to sit and reflect outside in another type of beauty. The ornately carved pews that date just prior to the Reformation are of especial historical and architectural interest. The Cathedral is a venue for classical music performances which would be a treat. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Climb the 300 + stairs for excellent 360 degree of the city, and the river Aarne as it winds around the city. Church is undergoing renovations so there is a lot of scaffolding on the Cathedral. Be sure to spend time gazing at front door and all it's intricacies!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I would say the most amazing feature of the Bern Cathedral is the gigantic Organ. But visiting hours are limited. So it's a matter of luck to find it open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Don't miss the Last Judgment sculpture over the main front doorway. and climb the tower for great views of the city as well.

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