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Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)

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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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Munsterplatz 1, Bern 3000, Switzerland
+41 31 312 04 62
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All reviews stained glass last judgement bell tower gothic architecture heaven and hell tower climb restoration work front entrance old town nice square small fee swiss francs the river great view worth the effort entire city worth a visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't have an opportunity to tour the cathedral, we did admire it along our walk through Old Town and will opt to tour it next time we visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic piece of architecture and appears to be in good condition. Visit both night and day strongly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stuart153Seaforde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The interior of the cathedral is free entrance and worth visiting...then, you have the opportunity to go up what is the tallest cathedral in Switzerland and to enjoy the 360 degrés view. Enjoy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 658annmarier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church itself is average but the church gardens have nice views of the aare river and the mountains.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lotte T
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church that affords the tallest view in Switzerland ( building). Over 300 steps to the top. No need to go to the gym the day you visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gjb-6
Reviewed October 16, 2018

You can't miss it... you can see it from almost everywhere in old city. It is one of the many Gothic churches that can be found around Europe. Beutifully lighted in the evening... it is nice to see it from the opposite bank of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed September 28, 2018

A nice coffee in the "platz" (albeit expensive) with a beautiful view. I come here everytime i go to Berne.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sal M
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

It costs 2 CHF to climb the spire and it’s well worth it. The views from the top are amazing and I swear it feels like you can reach out and touch the alps. In front of the church is a small square where they...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank toddmcd17
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral on the edge of the Alstadt. It sits right next to a pretty park about the river. The is also a nice square at the front

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mafischl
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Started in the 15th century with the top of its tower completed at the end of the 19th--in fact, a teenage Klee drew the "Münster” without its spire. A colorful Last Judgement crowning the main portal shows a little devil applying a pair of pliers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sabine F
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May 16, 2017|
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Response from FadiSamaan | Reviewed this property |
only God knows haha. there wasn't any signs given about that.
August 24, 2016|
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Response from lucianmermaid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I don't know the hours and we decided not to go to the top as we wanted to see more of the city. It's absolutely a must-do if you're touring Bern. I'd check with a concierge at a hotel in the city. They'll know... More
Dimpy S
March 7, 2015|
Response from tourist_gi | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Opens from 10:00 to 17:00 ;)