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Bern Minster: Distant context view of the minster and terrace

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posted on 2017-07-05, 00:00 authored by G. Massiot & cie
Viewed from Kirchenfeldbr\u00FCcke. The Cathedral Terrace (in German: M\u00FCnsterplattform) was built during 1334 and the mid 15th Century as a large churchyard, now a paved plaza.\u000a\u000aThe minster, dedicated to St Vincent (originally the parish church, later made collegiate), was planned by Matth\u00E4us Ensinger from 1421 to replace a 12th century predecessor. It was largely completed by about 1540 by successive architects, including Vincenz Ensinger and Erhard K\u00FCng. The upper part of the tower was finished only in 1889-1893. It is an aisled, Late Gothic basilica with a richly sculpted portal of the Last Judgment by K\u00FCng, interior statuary (1517), important stained glass (1441-1460) and choir-stalls (1522), and is the outstanding Late Gothic building in Switzerland.

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Date Created

1910-01-01

Date Modified

2017-07-05

Spatial Coverage

Bern|+46.947222+7.451389|Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Temporal Coverage

before or circa 1910

Cultural Context

Late Gothic

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To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.

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