Bern Cathedral (Berner Munster): the west front seen before the completion of the belfry and spire

RIBApix ref no RIBA61154
Architect/DesignerEnsinger, Matthaus (1390-1463)
CountrySwitzerland
CityBern
Subject Date1573
Image Date1880
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference41761
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction on this Protestant cathedral began in 1421 under the direction of the Strasbourg masterbuilder Matthaus Ensinger. The interior was not completed until 1571-1573. The bell tower, based on the tower of Ulm Cathedral, was only completed in 1889-1893 to designs by August von Beyer under the supervision of August Muller.

Subject tags

belfries, bell towers, cathedrals