Münsterportal - Bern, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 56.831 E 007° 27.058
32T E 382119 N 5200458
Quick Description: The main portal of the cathedral of Bern with its famous sculptures.
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 4:58:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMC5GK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 15

Long Description:
The famous portal of the cathedral of Bern is surrounded by a large collection of sculptures. The whole collection consists of 234 figures, 47 of them in life-size. The large figures had to be replaced by replicas, the original figures are now in the history museum of Bern; the smaller figures are all original, most probably created between 1460 and 1480.

"This collection represents the Christian belief in a Last Judgment where the wicked will be separated from the righteous. This sculpture shows the wicked naked on the right, while the righteous stand clothed in white on the left. In the center is Justice, with Saints and the wise and foolish virgins around her. In the center stands Micheal the Archangel with a raised sword." (Wikipedia)

The main motif is surrounded by larger figures representing the Queen of Sheba, King Solomon, Zephaniah, Isaiah,the Old Testament prophets, Jesus, Mary, Apostles, John the Baptist, Paul and many angels.
Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Gothic

Address or physical location:
Münsterplatz 1 3008 Bern

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