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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre

Scale the heights!

At the highest point of the Old Town, its towers offer a breathtaking panorama. And its vaults house the largest archaeological site north of the Alps.

St Peter's Cathedral, built in the 12th century, underwent important transformations in the 16th century. During the time of the Reformation in 1535, the Cathedral became a place of Protestant worship. Visitors undaunted by climbing the 157 steps of the north tower are rewarded with an incredible panorama of the city and the lake. Don't forget to visit the archaeological site below the Cathedral and admire its treasures dating back to Antiquity.

Details & Price


1st October to 31st May

Monday to Saturday: 10 am-5.30 pm

Sunday: 12 pm-5.30 pm

Towers are open until 5 pm


1st June to 30th September

Monday to Saturday: 9.30 am-6.30 pm

Sunday: 12 pm-6.30 pm

Towers are open until 6 pm

Price & conditions

Admission free

Tower access: 7 CHF


Cathédrale Saint-Pierre