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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  • Located in the old town this beautiful medieval cathedral has fantastic views on one side overlooking the river and surrounding area. The cathedral itself inside is not overly ornate,inside apart... 
    Located in the old town this beautiful medieval cathedral has fantastic views on one side overlooking the river and surrounding area. The cathedral itself inside is not overly ornate,inside apart...  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral located at the heart of Bern. It's currently under a restoration operation so you might experience disruptions. This also offers an opportunity to go all the way to the top of the....  more
    Beautiful cathedral located at the heart of Bern. It's currently under a restoration operation so you might experience disruptions. This also offers an opportunity to go all the way to the top of the....  more »
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  • I really liked this cathedral. It may not be as grand as some of the others in Europe but it was so peaceful and pleasant inside. You can also climb up to the rooftop for 5 francs. Great views of the city up there!
  • Beautiful cathedral located at the heart of Bern. It's currently under a restoration operation so you might experience disruptions. This also offers an opportunity to go all the way to the top of the building using the spiral staircase but you're only allowed to go as pairs. Tickets for this can be bought at the church shop.

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