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Berner Münster

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Identification

Berner Münster
Bern Cathedral
Münster of Saint Vincent
111934

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
masonry
exposed structure
gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • Though originally a Catholic cathedral, since the Reformation it has been a Protestant minster or collegiate church.
  • It exhibits some of the finest stone and wood carvings in Switzerland, including the 234 statues of The Last Judgment above the main portal.
  • The chancel's stained-glass windows date back to the 15th Century.
  • The bell tower of Bern Cathedral is the tallest in Switzerland.
  • The main body of the church was finished in 1596, leaving the tower to be completed 300 years later.

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Location

Muensterplatz
3011
Bern
Bern
Switzerland

Technical Data

330.05 ft
330.05 ft
209.97 ft
1421
1893

Involved Companies

Matthäus Ensinger
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