Münster (Cathedral) of Bern

Bern Cathedral, one of the nicest cathedrals of Switzerland in my opinion. If you are ever there, allot at least half an hour to soak in the interiors. This münster is famed to be the tallest bell tower of Switzerland and has the largest bell of this country. We heard it ring when we were watching the Zytglogge and our audio nerves exposed to a short span of sweet cacophony.

The ceiling here was so different from the ones we have seen in other churches. Not too many colors, there was simple patterns in black and white. The stain glass window of 1441 – 1450 is famous as Dance of Death window. Click on the picture to enlarge and see the details of skeletal figures claiming lives of people from all walks of life.

This Münster is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Berns. The church is a mishmash of elements added to an original 1341 building, with a well which originally stood within the precincts of the 12th-century castle. One more tip: Check the timings when the church is open. We lost some precious time here having landed there at some odd time and in the end had to rush. We missed going up this tall spire.

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25 Responses

  1. Liebe Indrani,

    wunderbare Erinnerungen an die Schweiz hast Du auf Deiner Reise eingefangen…

    Liebe Grüssse aus der Schweiz


  2. Joop Zand says:

    Lovely shots Indrani….well done.

    Greetings, Joop

  3. Beautiful windows and the organ, music for everyone.

  4. Amazing glass paintings .

  5. I never tire of seeing cathedrals, churches and other houses of worships. Their architecture is incredible.

  6. Cloudia says:

    great detail

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  7. Carver says:

    You took some great shots of this beautiful cathedral.

  8. EG Wow says:

    An elegant cathedral, Indrani! I like its style very much.

  9. Sylvia K says:

    Gorgeous cathedral and the windows are amazing!! Superb captures and fascinating post as always, Indrani! Hope you have a wonderful week!


  10. Gary says:

    Another great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  11. The cathedrals of Europe are so beautiful. I get lost in the intricacies of the designs and architecture. Your photos are beautiful…I have not been to Europe in a while. Your photos make me want to see them again.

  12. That is incredible. Wonderful sights.

  13. George says:

    Thanks for these pictures of a beautiful church. The window is fascinating.

  14. Reader Wil says:

    What a church! It's amazing that people could make such high and beautiful ceilings and such brilliant colourful windows! You captured the colours very well! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Ann says:

    The stain glass window is incredible.

    How long did you travel?

  16. Swiz has so much to offer in terms of natural beauty n architecture as well. The pic are lovely. The windows are majestic n so intricately done. Thx for sharing!

  17. Arija says:

    Beautiful shots Indrani. So nice to see inside. I have been in Bern but never inside the Muenster. Thanks.

  18. Ash says:

    Lovely shots, Indrani.

  19. arabesque says:

    this is stunning Indrani,
    can't stop looking at its details, esp. the stained glass, it's really beautiful, you can see it's meticulously done.

  20. Joyful says:

    Beautiful stained glass and archways. Reminds me of the book I read "Pillars of the Earth".

  21. Babli says:

    Very beautiful shots of the cathedral. I liked the glass paintings very much.

  22. Vinni says:

    Nice shots, interesting piece of artwork and craftsmanship.

  23. Evelyn S. says:

    What beautiful blogs you've created! I would love to experience some of the sights you've photographed. Thank you for visiting my rodeo photographs, too!

  24. The stain glass window is beautifully captured

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