The Münsterplattform Bern has many grassy areas and shady chestnut trees, making it a great place for a picnic, some playtime, and some R&R. This former churchyard is now a popular meeting area due to its stunning panorama over the Aare, the Alps, and the Bernese Matte neighborhood.
Bernese of all ages congregate on the Minster’s historic platform, known locally as “Pläfe” for short. Here, families with kids picnic, retirees play boules, teens have a good time at the ping pong tables, and lovers take in the stunning panorama of the green-blue Aare and the towering peaks of the Alps. Even in the heat of July, a pleasant area can be found among the enormous chestnut trees and along the many seats.