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Bern, Schweiz / Berne, Switzerland

Marktgasse, 'market lane'

Berne, Switzerland / Bern, Schweiz

Munster of Berne,
cathedral

constructed: 1421-1893
architect: Matthaus Ensinger, German
denomination: protestant
height: 100 meters / 328 feet, the tallest church in Switzerland
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*Bern / Berne
capital of Switzerland

population: 128,000

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Bern, Schweiz / Berne, Switzerland

Zytglogge,
‘time bell’ city gate, guard tower, prison & currently, clock tower

constructed: 1218–20 as a 16 meters / 52 feet city gate
heightened: 1270-5 to 23 meters / 75 feet
prison: for prostitutes 1346 and roof added
burned: 1405 repaired and clock and bell added
clock rebuilt: 1527-30 by Kaspar Brunner
rehabs: 1607, 1770 & 1981
current height: 54.5 meters / 179 feet

  • Last visit to Bern: Nov 1998
  • Intro Written Aug 11, 2008
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