The Cathedral of Bern, Bern

Rising over the old town, The Cathedral of Bern stands as the tallest cathedral in Switzerland. The structure's crowning feature is its 100.6 m (330 ft) tower, which affords views of the Alps on a clear day from the top. To get there, you'll need to climb about 350 steep stone steps, which take you past the original church bells. Built in 1421, today the Gothic cathedral is a Cultural Property of National Significance. Pay the small entrance fee to visit the tower, or enjoy a free cathedral tour of the main area. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Cathedral of Bern and many more Bern attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bern trip planner.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral! Imposing.. not visit the inside but will next visit
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  • It was, to say the least, a rigorous climb, and honestly I rested four times along the way and the peepholes near the top are genuinely scary to look down through. Yet the view up is breathtaking, sho...  more »
  • A visit not to be missed in the city, beautiful Cathedral in Gothic style with beautiful stained glass Windows. Worth the visit.
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  • If you're touring around Bern you can easily stop by Einstein's home and also the cathedral as they are across the street from one another. The cathedral is free to visit if you're entering the church. There is a fee to go up to the steeple - there are quite a few stairs though so be prepared.
  • Cathedral of Bern is a beautiful structure inside and outside , however if you have seen similar monuments in other parts of Europe this is not going to blow you away in terms of architecture or anything else. If you are in Bern and have some time definitely worth checking it once.
  • As everyone else says, the Cathedral is absolutely beautiful and powerful with its imagery. The best part is easily the Bell tower. Not only is the view spectacular, but of you descend to the room holding the bells at 12:00PM you will get stand right next to their second biggest bell (6760kg) ringing for 5 minutes. Sadly the don't seem to ring the largest bell anymore(it's over 10000kg). Keep an eye out for the constant renovation work as well.
  • Situated overlooking the river with a delightful manicured parking between, this 15th century Lombardy Gothic style church offers free entry and a quiet moment.
  • Great and beautiful church! Recommanding taking a tour to the tower. Not for the faint of heart 😊

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