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Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)

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Located in the center of the Old Town, this 15th-century cathedral sports a towering 328-foot-tall spire that dominates the city skyline.
Munsterplatz 1, Bern 3000, Switzerland
+41 31 312 04 62
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Reviewed today via mobile

A beautiful cathedral on the edge of the Alstadt. It sits right next to a pretty park about the river. The is also a nice square at the front

Thank mafischl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I got som pictures from there, it was really nice. Last time I was there in Bern, they’re renovating many places including this Cathedral. 😊

Thank Tunya26
Reviewed 2 days ago

You cannot miss this imposing Cathedral in the Bern old Town. It belongs to the Swiss Reformed church. The highlight is that you can climb the 220+ steps to go up the bell tower and get a magnificent 360 degree view of the city and...More

Thank BunburyTim61
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s worth it to climb to the top (5 CHF). You can see the entire city from the top. I went at the end of the day, 4:40 PM and there were only a few others at the top. You do climb a spiral staircase....More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church has quite a history and if you're lucky, there's a wedding or a concert happening. The platform at the South Side is where many locals hang out. There's a quaint Café, managed by the Café Einstein team and from the platform, you overlook...More

Thank Li_Isings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit for its setting, in the old town, location, above the river, for its west front doom sculpture, and for its general proportions. The tower is interesting, and there are some interesting monuments - a bit of a specialist interest! Worth a detour,...More

Thank HectorFromBerne
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We did read any travel guide but just headed toward the Munster haus. Walking around we came across the park behind it built up on the walls of Old town. Well worth it the church itself is spectacular and spire is beautiful

Thank Relaxedholiday
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This cathedral is very large and has a very prominent location in the city. There is a large courtyard in front of the cathedral. They were having a wedding while we were touring the area.

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

When you visit Old Town Bern - you must visit the beautiful cathedral and admire its marvelous internal and external architecture. You can relax in the verdant cathedral garden and enjoy the lovely view of Aare River.

Thank VikramWKarve
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The garden behind the church was my favourite part, as well as leaving. Just another gothic church..

Thank Julia N
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16 May 2017|
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Response from FadiSamaan | Reviewed this property |
only God knows haha. there wasn't any signs given about that.
24 August 2016|
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Response from lucianmermaid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I don't know the hours and we decided not to go to the top as we wanted to see more of the city. It's absolutely a must-do if you're touring Bern. I'd check with a concierge at a hotel in the city. They'll know... More
Dimpy S
8 March 2015|
Response from tourist_gi | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Opens from 10:00 to 17:00 ;)