The Cathedral of Bern, Bern

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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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  • The 100 m high Cathedral Tower you can climb over 344 steps. On the road, you can see the impressive Belfries. From the top, you have the best views of Bern. In all directions.
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  • The portal of the Cathedral is already quite impressive. The Church itself is also impressive. But simply unbeatable views from the Cathedral Tower is from the charming old town of Berne. Who is fit and has no fear of heights, must always climb the Munster Centre!
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  • For a fee, Bell Tower can run up on you on the. The efforts will be rewarded once you have the beautiful views of Bern's old town
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful cathedral with wonderful views of the old city of Bern. You climb up 220 stairs to get to the first level which gives panoramic views of the city. You can go a further 90 steps up to go to the highest level, and probably the highest point in Bern. If you go here at about sunset, the views would be spectacular!
  • Beautiful cathedral, currently under restoration and had scaffolding outside. The towers and the ornaments are spectacular.
  • Very beautiful gothic cathedral, but on a renovation as of 10th of August 2017, part of it is hidden under scaffoldings :(
  • A wonderoul piece of Art. Must be seen place

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Where to stay in Bern

In historic Bern, the bulk of the accommodation offerings are confined to the peninsula, where the Old Town or "Altstadt" is located. Staying here gives you the convenience of being within walking distance to everything--which will come in handy in this generally car-free area. Throughout the Old Town you'll find a number of mid-range three-star hotels complete with their original 19th-century characteristics. A couple hostels and pensions round out the options here, though these tend to be a bit more expensive than one might expect. Outside of the Old Town, there are a few hotels with cheaper rates, though you compromise on convenience and atmosphere. The city also boasts a few stunning four- and five-star hotels, should your budget be forgiving.
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