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 Cathedral is currently undergoing renovation, but fortunately its highlight, the Last Judgement Tympaneum is still visible. This is an amazing masterpiece of late medieval sculpture. The...  more »
  • Just for faith, or for love of the architecture, the Munster Cathedral is a jewel to visit in Bern. Inside there is a "pietà" as beautiful as that one of Michelangelo  more »
  • A large Protestant cathedral. Its tower can be seen from all over the city. The cathedral is currently undergoing a restoration process, and during our visit we could not see it well from the inside.  more »
  • We were passing through Bern and we stopped for a quick visit in the old city. The cathedral is a really nice place to visit. It's the tallest cathedral in Switzerland, so if you happen to be nearby, you have to see it.
  • Super place! Was fun going to the top through the old towers. We went when the Christmas market was there so that was cool to see from above ! Was a fun day for sure with some nice sights !
  • Definitely worth a visit. The building is very beautiful and has amazing stained glass windows. If you are feeling brave and can climb stairs then go for a roof top climb. For 5 CHF you can climb the 100 m stair case to view the city and surrounding area from two different levels. Incredible sites can be seen from here and you can spend as long as you want 😁
  • Wonderful view from the very top! Have been twice now! Just make sure to have great weather if possible!
  • Beautiful cathedral with a nice open space overlooking the River. We were able to see the Christmas markets set up as well, which was lovely albeit very busy. We did not see the inside of the cathedral.

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