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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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Great cathedral..!!

As soon as we entered the cathedral, we could hear music being played, and once you look for the source you will find out just above the entrance there exists a huge organ with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As soon as we entered the cathedral, we could hear music being played, and once you look for the source you will find out just above the entrance there exists a huge organ with numerous pneumatic tubes and a small tiny man playing the organ, I had never seen such a musical instrument in my life, they had a smaller... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very impressive cathederal set in a lovely square just off the old town. It is not as ornate as some churches but it has a character of its own.You can climb to the top of the church and get great views over the city. Beside the church there is a lovely garden which is well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in old town and the pure easily visible at a distance his cathedral presents a fantastic photo opportunity- on the outside at least. No photos allowed of interior. The latter point decided me against going inside but I loved the exterior architecture and its grandeur. Should be on your list of Berne photo subjects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is gorgeously beautiful.bYou can't miss it - it's the tallest structure in Bern, absolutely majestic at the Centre of Old Town. You need to spend a few minutes admiring the architecture to appreciate its beauty. Thereafter, climb the more than 300 steps of the cathedral for an awesome view of Bern's red-roofed Old Town. I absolutely love the... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral at Munsterplatz is gorgeous. We marveled at its beautify, taking a lot of time to walk around. It is possible to see the Cathedral in one hour, but suggest taking a bit more time. The cherubs on the choir seats are exquisite. Suggest renting the headphones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful cathedral is the tallest landmark in Bern. The front entrance is the most attractive part of this building and needs time to take in all the details. The inside of the cathedral is relatively plain but the high arched ceiling and stained glass windows make up in some part for this. The organ is the most spectacular item... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the tower, you can see the old town from above 360 degrees, also over the Aare. It costs only 5 CHF to go up there and is also a good test for your fitness.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

It is the tallest church in Swiss. The most important thing to see is the front door. Across the bridge can take the best photo of this church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Cathedral is one of the place in Old toen of Bern that should seen before you leave Bern. You can go to top of the Tower and have a great view to whole city. try it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Large and impressive cathedral. Tallest tower in Switzerland which you can pay to climb up for great views. Some restoration work on the outside. Entire front inside is covered with scaffolding.

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