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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
If you're in Old City, you may as well stop by and see the beautiful architecture and hear the bells ring. There is a cheese & misc. food market right next to it on Saturdays as well. more »
Beautiful cathedral currently undergoing some renovation. You can enter for free but a guided tour will set you back a few CHF, May it be noted that photos and videos (even with your mobile phone) is.... more »
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 😁
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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