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Bern Cathedral (Bern Minster)

Bern Cathedral (Bern Minster) Tours and Activities

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The soaring Gothic cathedral that dominates the skyline of Switzerland’s capital city is dedicated to St Vincent, the patron saint of Bern; work began on the church in 1421 but the spire was not completed until 1893. At 84 meters (275 feet) long, it is the biggest religious building in Switzerland, designed in true Gothic style with flying buttresses, gargoyles and dramatic, highly painted carvings of the Last Judgment above the main portal.

Designed by master craftsman Matthäus Ensinger from Strasbourg, the interior is laid out as a three‐aisled basilica and is filled with light filtering through the glorious stained‐glass windows. The choir stalls are a later addition and are decorated with Renaissance carvings of religious scenes; the organ dates from the 1930s and is played in concerts throughout the year. The cathedral also has the tallest tower in Switzerland at 100 meters (330 feet); visitors can climb the 344 stone steps inside the spire to the lookout point for outstanding views over the rooftops of the city and across the River Aare to the snow‐capped peaks of the Bernese Oberland.

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Bern Capital City Private Tour from Zürich

Bern Capital City Private Tour from Zürich

This is an ideal option for travelers interested in exploring the best of Bern without having to spend hours of research and planning time. Travel with ease and enjoy the benefit of having all transport fees included. See The Garden of Rose, the Bear Park, the Aare River, the Town Hall, the Federal Parliament, and much more. Exploring the city with a guide has the added benefit of enjoying commentary along the way.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$422.15
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Best Introduction Tour of Bern with a Local

Best Introduction Tour of Bern with a Local

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Perfect for first-time visitors to Bern, this small-group walking tour will introduce you to many of the city’s top attractions—as well as its hidden corners. Meet your guide in Bern’s Old Town, and set off on foot. Learn about the city’s history while you admire highlights like the Bern Cathedral, Bundesplatz (home to the Swiss government headquarters), and Zytglogge (a medieval clock tower), and follow your guide to lesser-known spots, too.
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  • 2 hours
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Best of Bern in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local!

Best of Bern in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local!

Bern is Switzerland’s capital and renowned for its UNESCO-listed Old Town. This express tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time. Get to know the city in just one hour with a local guide to show you all the most memorable monuments, as well as offering advice on where to eat, drink, or shop in the city. See the Swiss Parliament Building, the Zytglogge clock tower, Bern Cathedral, and more.
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  • 1 hour
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US$62.84
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Bern Capital City Private Tour from Basel

Bern Capital City Private Tour from Basel

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Postcard-perfect Bern is one of the prettiest capitals in Europe. Delve into its history and architecture with this tour from Basel that kicks off with hassle-free prebooked train tickets. Save time with a guided walking tour to take in the city’s highlights in a single day. Admire famous landmarks, visit the Rose Garden, peek into Albert Einstein’s house, stroll along the Aare River, and say hello to the city’s famed bears.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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US$428.84
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1 Hour Private Walk of Bern

1 Hour Private Walk of Bern

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This experience is offered by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Bern? Challenge accepted! Discover Bern during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at Loebegge and will go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Bern special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
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Architectural Walk of Bern with a Local

Architectural Walk of Bern with a Local

This experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. Discover the most impressive buildings in Bern and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk. Join me on this adventure and discover the beauty and unique characteristics of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in Switzerland from my own perspective. During this walk, you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Swiss Capital city helicopter sightseeing tour - the ideal flight to see Berne

Swiss Capital city helicopter sightseeing tour - the ideal flight to see Berne

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Experience Bern with its romantic old town from the viewpoint that best emphasizes the hills and the river Aare loops! -See the capital city from above. -Enjoy a helicopter flight (18 minutes duration) -Info about the town, its history, and culture This scenic flight starts at the Bern-Belp airport and brings you over the medieval old town from the Swiss capital city. Our professional pilots know the area inside out and give you information about the city and point to the longings of the region. We take you on an unforgettable helicopter tour peppered with impressive scenery, unique flying sensations, the right amount of adventure for everyone to fully enjoy, and always under the highest safety precautions! Come fly with us on the Bern helicopter city tour!
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  • 18 minutes
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US$886.63
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What are Bern Cathedral (Bern Minster) hours of operation?
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Bern Cathedral (Bern Minster) hours of operation: Vary. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bern Cathedral (Bern Minster) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bern Cathedral (Bern Minster) costs USD 62.84. Guided Bern Cathedral (Bern Minster) tours start around USD 62.84 per person.
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