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, but the highlight is the view that you have from the tower. You enter through a myriad of steps, but once at the top the view is gorgeous. You will enjoy Bern at 360 ° from the highest point of the city. To see.
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  • The Bern cathedral is a fine specimen of Gothic style and is the most recent of the great Gothic cathedrals of Switzerland. The construction work began in 1421 and continued until the 16th century. In its current form it was completed only in 1890 when the conical end was added. It has a height of 100 meters and is the tallest church in Switzerland. The main entrance, the pulpit, the middle cleat and the glass charts are the most impressive spots. It is surrounded by a beautiful square, which ends in stone alleys with old picturesque buildings of the historic center.
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  • Already the door that represents the last judgement is a work of art not to be missed.. Inside you find beautiful stained glass windows and like a climb to the top not along miss
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  • Gorgeous inside and outside. Massive organ in the back. Lit a candle in memory of a loved one and because its Easter. Extremely cool cathedral.
  • This is an outstanding cathedral, in a beautiful city, with phenomenal views. There is a fee to climb the stairs to view Bern and the surrounding region from the top of the building, and I have been told it is worth it. It is grand inside with ornate decorations including spectacular stained glass windows and an amazing organ. As you would expect, you can light a candle for loved ones for a small donation. Loved it.
  • The Cathedral is beautiful. There are a few steps that one can take to go to the top of the tower which everyone visiting should definitely take.
  • Epic view. Very high. Mesmerizing overview. Bern as in the palm of your hand!) Recommend to visit this place.
  • Amazing, truly wonderful. The architecture inside is amazing and well done. It’s free to go in, and that’s a surprise in Switzerland. Most important, outside from all the pieces of art in this gigantic Cathedral, is going up the stairs for what may be the best possible view in Bern. It’s a must see in Bern!
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