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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful Swiss Reformed cathedral in the old city of Bern. The foundations began in 1421 and the architecture was built in the Gothic style. Today, it is the tallest cathedral in Switzerland over 300 feet tall. We enjoyed the interesting stain glass windows. One window was designed as “a bear in arms,” the symbol of the city.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a interesting old church that was planned as a Catholic Church but was completed right when the Reformation started and became a Protestant church It had a wonderful entrance

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had visited Bern on numerous occasions, but never been to the Cathedral [Munster]. This time I wanted to include this, slightly disappointed, I have been to many Cathedrals all over the world, this is not one of the best or most awesome ones, but nevertheless worth a visit. It won't take more than 10 or 15 Minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral was a really lovely place and very beautiful on the inside. The architecture was very nice and inside I liked the simple and clean look it had with its beautiful stone columns. Very nice place and I highly recommend trying to swing by there. Unfortunately I saw it in the summer so they were doing some work on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Vincent is huge; it was built to make people worship. The architecture is pure and beautiful; and combines several styles including Gothic. I did not go inside; but took many pictures of the outside of this magnificent cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral is beautiful, entry inside is free however for going on the tower there is a entry fee, which we did not pay and go, the inside of the cathedral is pretty and they have some really good music being played on a special instrument made for the cathedral, there was lot of work going on there as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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