Bern Minster

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General Information

The tallest cathedral in Switzerland is the Bern Minster which is a Swiss Reformed cathedral situated in Bern. Construction of the cathedral started in 1421 but was not completed till 1893, the cathedral is built to a Gothic style. The cathedral has a huge tower that stands at 100.6 metres and makes it visible from most areas of the city. Over the main entrance of the cathedral is one of the most complete Late Gothic sculpture collections in Europe with the collection portraying the Christian belief ‘The Last Judgement’. The cathedral has been one of the main places of worship in the city since its opening.

Getting there

The cathedral is situated in Bern city centre. It is a 10-minute walk away from the city’s main train station. The 12, 30 and M3 buses stop close to the cathedral at ‘Rathaus’.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral is open daily 10am-5pm in the summer and 12am-4pm in the winter with shorter opening hours on a Sunday. To climb the tower will cost you 5CHF.

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