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Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)

Munsterplatz 1, Bern 3000, Switzerland
+41 31 312 04 62
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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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  • Average9%
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Munsterplatz 1, Bern 3000, Switzerland
+41 31 312 04 62
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This red sandstone cathedral is awesome (in the old and new sense) - the sculpted pulpit is a work of art, the medieval tombstones of local knights very evocative - the armour and even the swords are carved in precise details

Thank DeborahML2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Church used to be a Catholic Church and is a now a Reformist Church. It’s magnificent in size and architecture, and the atmosphere is solemn. It offers a view of the entire city when you take the stairs to through the bell tower for...More

Thank Zestee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No admission charge as far as we could see. Photography is not allowed but I didn't see the sign until on the way out. A fairly average cathedral to be honest but worth a visit.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed November 8, 2017

If I want to attend a musical concert I certainly go to the Cathedral at Munsterplatz. the acoustic is beautiful and the music programmes there are very interesting.

Thank 7September
Reviewed November 5, 2017

At first we thought the $30 per person was a bit steep for the tour, but after two hours and several complimentary glasses of wine, it turned out to be well worth it. Mary, the Tower Keeper, lead the guided tour of the church from...More

Thank Guy N
Reviewed November 3, 2017

The church itself is good to see from outside. The interiors are average compared to some of the other churches in Europe. However, a walk up the stairs to the church tower offers amazing view of the city.

Thank varunfrnd
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Beautiful church. Make sure you walk to the top for wonderful views of the city and mountains. The church itself is very beautiful...but they charge to go in! They also do not allow photos.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed October 16, 2017

A beautiful cathedral, Munsterplatz is also a look back in time. The climb to the very top is worth it, if you can handle steep stairs and high places! The view is incredible, you can see the Alps on a good day. The guides said...More

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed October 4, 2017

The view of of the exterior is breathtaking.Kudos to the architects and the artisans for building such a marvelous monument.Admire the intricate details.

Thank Shinde51
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Very excellent tower climb. So different as half of the climb is open air because of the unique design of the tower. Beautiful view of the city from two viewing decks.

Thank Kathleen P
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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 ;)