The Cathedral of Bern

The Cathedral (Münster) is Bern's most impressive example of Late Gothic architecture. The basilica with its three naves rises above Bern's Old Town.

The Cathedral of Bern (Das Berner Münster) is Switzerland's largest ecclesiastical building. Construction started in 1421 and continued under a series of different builders for generations.

The spire was finally completed in 1893. The portal with its depiction of the Last Judgment is a remarkable feature. The vantage point of this masterpiece is located 344 steps above the entrance, in the 100m-high cathedral spire.

From Switzerland's highest church tower visitors can enjoy magnificent views across the city and into the Bernese Mittelland and the snow-capped mountains of the Bernese Oberland.

The Cathedral is Switzerland's largest and most significant church from the Late Middle Ages. As the dominant structure in Bern's Old Town, which was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1983, the Cathedral plays a pivotal role in the city's architecture.

  • Öffnungszeiten
    Monday to Friday Church Tower
    Winter 17.10.16 - 16.04.17 12:00 - 16:00 12:00 - 15:30*
    Sommer 17.04.17 - 20.10.17 10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:30*
    Saturday Church Tower
    Winter 22.10.16 - 08.04.17 10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:30*
    Sommer 15.04.17 - 21.10.17 10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:30*
    Sunday Church Tower
    Winter 23.10.16 - 16.04.17 11:30 - 16:00 11:30 - 15:30*
    Sommer 17.04.17 - 22.10.17 11:30 - 17:00 11:30 - 16:30*

    *latest time to access the church tower

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