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The cathedral – Guided tours

Fribourg Tourisme et Région
Place Jean-Tinguely 1
Case postale 448
1700 Fribourg

+41 26 350 11 11

www.fribourgtourisme.ch

On request Fribourg Tourism organises guided tours of the cathedral.

3 choices of visits are offered to you:

Visit of the cathedral (1h)

According to legend, its 74-meter high bell tower was left unfinished due to lack of money. The cathedral, built between 1283 and 1490, is a true Gothic jewel.
During a one-hour guided tour, you will see the Gothic choir stalls, the chapel of the Holy Sepulchre and the altar of the modern era. You will also discover some selected stained glass windows.

Guided tour of the cathedral's stained glass windows (1.5 hours)

In his paintings for the stained glass windows, Joseph Mehoffer moved away from flat effects to illusionistic effects. In this way, the artist depicted countless evangelical, but also historical stories, enchanted in the mysterious world of symbols. During the visit, you can discover these symbols. At the same time, you will not only learn about the stories, but you will also discover the beauty of the new sacred art.

Combined tour of the cathedral and stained glass windows (1.5 hrs)

If you can't decide between a guided tour of the cathedral or the stained glass windows, this tour is for you.

Our guides will take you on a tour of St. Nicholas Cathedral and the stained glass windows, an important work by Polish artist Jozef Mehoffer. The duration of their realization, which spans almost four decades, and their quality make these windows one of the major works of European stained glass of the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.


Guided tours are possible during following days
Monday - Friday: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am - 4 pm
Sunday and public holidays: 1 pm - 5 pm

 

Prices

1 hour 160.- CHF
1,5 hour 180.- CHF

Meeting place: In front of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas

Remarks: max. 20 people per groupe
For school classes: -15% on group rate

Languages: French, German, Polish

Reservation by Fribourg Tourism and Region info@fribourgtourisme.ch or 026 350 11 11

Before, during and after a visit, the groupe has a free access to the tower.
Opening hours of the tower
From 1st of March to the 30th November
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5.30 pm
Sunday & public holidays: 1pm - 5.30 pm

 

Fribourg Tourisme et Région
Place Jean-Tinguely 1
Case postale 448
1700 Fribourg

+41 26 350 11 11

www.fribourgtourisme.ch

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