I was pleased with just how extensive the views of the city of Bern were from the top of the tower of Bern Minster. There’s a charge of €5 to climb the tower and the steps go inside a separate circular staircase which is on the exterior of the building, with two levels to visit. Fortunately there’s also a separate staircase down so there’s no need to worry about bumping into people on the way up.
The lower platform level of the tower is 254 steps up, with another 90 steps for those who want to visit the upper platform. Being brave, I of course did both. There’s plenty of space on the platforms and it’s also possible to look at the Minster’s large bell on the way down.
Below are some of the photos over the city and surrounding area: