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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 of Bern reviews
As a cathedral, this one isn't really in the top league but it occupies a very impressive position overlooking the Aare. Slightly crimped at the moment by restoration scaffolding both inside and...
As a cathedral, this one isn't really in the top league but it occupies a very impressive position overlooking the Aare. Slightly crimped at the moment by restoration scaffolding both inside and... more »
With the Fasenacht around the church yard , there was a peace prayer with the attendance of all major denominations of Switzerland. This was a single event to remember the day of the occupation of...
With the Fasenacht around the church yard , there was a peace prayer with the attendance of all major denominations of Switzerland. This was a single event to remember the day of the occupation of... more »
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!
Do you like Harry Potter? Well, then welcome to Hogwarts. The Cathedral has such a great charm, personality and style that it looks like a movie location, and in many corners and details I ensure you'll believe to almost see Harry and his friends, or Silente entering his office. Windows are finely decorated, you'll find different styles and pieces of art, but the central area (around the baptisms place) is pure pure magic. Do you need more? Well, the park next to the church is one of the nicest areas of the whole city, for some relaxation on the grass and an amazing view of the river and surroundings.
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