Bern Cathedral is Switzerland's largest ecclesiastical building. Construction started in 1421 and for generations thereafter work on this masterpiece continued under a series of different builders. It took until 1893 for the spire to be completed. The portal with its depiction of the Last Judgment is an outstanding feature. The vantage point of this masterpiece is located 344 steps above the entrance in the 100-meter-high cathedral spire.
The Cathedral is the most impressive example of Late Gothic architecture of the city. The basilica with its three naves towers above the roofs of Bern's old town.
Bern's city center is largely medieval and has been recognised by UNESCO as a Cultural World Heritage Site.
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