Fribourg Cathedral

Fribourg, Switzerland

The Gothic Cathedral of St. Nicholas dominates the center of the medieval town of Fribourg. It is built on a rocky outcrop 50 metres above the river Sarine (Saane).

The main body of the church was started in 1283 and completed by 1430. The tower was completed in 1490. It is 76 metres tall and houses 11 bells. It also features a rose window above the main portal with stained glass by Harrison Weltlich (1988). The stained-glass windows, designed by the Polish painter Jozef Mehoffer and made by local craftsmen Kirsch & Fleckner between 1896 and 1936, constitute one of the most important collection of religious Art Nouveau stained-glass windows.

Climb the 368 steps to the tower and you will be rewarded with an unforgettable view of the town of Fribourg.

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Founded: 1283
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Riyad Habbal (2 years ago)
Wow..wonderful catedyal and oldest one in all city of Fribourg
Karl Kinsella (2 years ago)
Very beautiful, quiet, and friendly cathedral. Definitely worth a visit
Prince Tiwary (2 years ago)
It was great visiting the place and have a chat with priest here. Even though I was an Indian and Hindu people priests were very inclusive of me and my friends.
Kimberly Wälti (2 years ago)
Beautiful detour for anyone visiting Fribourg! Going up the stairs to the top offers an incredible view that is well worth the climb ;)
Sopan Patil (2 years ago)
It’s Amazing...I like cathedral top. From distance it’s look like kings crown
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