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Bern Building Series #1 - Bern Minster

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avatar oakley09
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
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Hey everyone!


This is the first building of the Bern building series I have started. Click here for more information.

The Bern Minster is a Swiss reformed cathedral in the old city of Bern. Built in the gothic style, the construction started in 1421. Its tower, with a height of 100.6m (330ft), was only completed in 1893, about 450 years later! It is the tallest and most important cathedral in Switzerland. In my opinion, also the most beautiful. ;)


I decided to build this because I love gothic architecture in Minecraft. Actually, I wanted to build this cathedral from the first day I bought Minecraft (2 years ago).I always thought that it would be impossible, but after some building practice and experience, I have finally been able to build it! It was a pleasure. :)

Recreating a building that already exists can be quite hard - if you want to do it accurately. And I wanted to. So it took quite a lot of time, even though it's not a very big build. I put much effort in it, and I hope you like it. If you do so, clicking on the diamond or favourite button would easily show your support. Also don't forget to leave some feedback - what I could do better, what you like etc. Thanks! :D

Oh, I almost forgot the credits!
Credit goes to:

- Lentebriesje, for the awesome trees! Check them out here.

- LouizZ - support, correcting some wrong placed blocks etc.

- CubicinCubic: Featured image

Thank you guys!

Next building on this series: The Federal Palace! So stay tuned! :D

I used two different texture packs; Johnsmith for the renders (exterior pictures), and Conquest for the in-game interior pictures. All renders except the first one were made using Chunky. I The featured image with Cinema 4D, for the first time. Tell me what you think of it! :D Terrain with WorldPainter.
CreditLentebriesje, LouizZ
Progress100% complete
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Update #2 : 05/28/2015 2:02:46 pmMay 28th, 2015

New featured image made by the one and only CubicinCubic who's just got back into rendering again! Definitely go check out his profile and also have a look at his beautiful Minecraft render wallpapers!
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08/09/2019 6:11 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Mustafeynel
You, the great master.Thank you.BIZDA KOCA ARCHITECT SINAN.
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12/24/2015 2:24 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Architect
Isaac_John
Wow! This is beautiful.
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12/04/2015 4:49 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
babbajagga
lifting my imaginery hat
*thumbs up*
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06/11/2015 9:59 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Architect
MC Chen
Crazy! How long did it take for you to build this????
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05/28/2015 4:00 pm
Level 43 : Master Architect
lukass71
nice build, you shouldve done an octagonal spiral tower like irl instead of the square one you have done tho :p
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05/28/2015 4:17 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
I originally intended to do just that, when I tried it in-game however it looked more like a circle instead of an octagon. Besides, it would have been much more diffucult and less rewarding to add depth / detail / windows to it all. Thanks for the feedback though =)
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05/28/2015 2:47 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Absolutely epic!  Great build, buddy!  ;)
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05/28/2015 4:18 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thanks lad :D
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05/28/2015 2:41 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
zerkoh
Looks insaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane
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05/28/2015 4:18 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thank yooooouuuuuuu
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04/04/2015 8:42 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Blockhead
Mine Maus Craft
Looks beautiful and your renders do also always look very beautiful :-)
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04/04/2015 9:54 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
:D
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06/22/2014 10:10 am
Level 40 : Master Giraffe
lightpearl
Your builds are sick, even the old uploads. Pictures do not look like minecraft origin at all ahaha so epic. Great for actually putting some info about the building too.
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06/22/2014 10:28 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thanks man! :D
It means a lot to me and also motivates me when I know that people actually like what I do.
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06/23/2014 9:04 pm
Level 40 : Master Giraffe
lightpearl
Totally subbed. Builders like you inspire others. :)
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06/24/2014 1:25 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thank you! :)
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05/11/2014 9:34 am
Level 49 : Master Architect
dawiic
Best minecraft church I've ever seen!
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05/11/2014 10:00 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thank you a lot!!
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03/17/2014 12:14 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Pokemon
Venom
dat new render doe
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03/17/2014 1:52 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
:3
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03/13/2014 12:13 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Mountaineer
Plinkster702
Are you building any more Bern buildings?
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03/13/2014 1:48 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Yes I'm currently working on the second build, the Federal Palace. I didn't have much time to play Minecraft lately, I'll be able to finish it soon :)
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03/13/2014 9:54 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Mountaineer
Plinkster702
Could you PM me a few pictures of the unfinished build? =D
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03/14/2014 2:37 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Sure, I'll send you some later :)
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03/14/2014 6:43 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Mountaineer
Plinkster702
Beautiful new render on this cathedral BTW.
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03/14/2014 6:54 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thanks =)
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03/12/2014 1:55 pm
Level 40 : Master Mage
DSJDV
well done :)
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03/12/2014 3:13 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thank you Dominic :)
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03/12/2014 7:04 am
Level 24 : Expert Fisherman
Fishmastr
Awesome build!
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03/12/2014 7:34 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thanks :D
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03/11/2014 8:37 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Architect
OtterMan18
Not many people can build like that, way to go!
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03/12/2014 1:51 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thank you :)
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03/11/2014 4:16 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
LouizZ
Lawl, and of course you're level 46 now! :o So high >:3 Congrats!
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03/11/2014 4:27 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
^-^ thank you!
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03/11/2014 5:42 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
LouizZ
:)
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03/11/2014 4:13 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
LouizZ
Awesome, awesome render!! You're getting better and better! :o Nice job for this awesome building.
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03/11/2014 4:16 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thanks LouizZ :D

The federal palace will get an amazing render as well, hopefully :3
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03/11/2014 5:41 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
LouizZ
Uuuh, already looking forward to it!
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03/05/2014 5:51 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Musician
Fighterbear12
80th diamond!
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03/05/2014 6:35 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thanks, Fighterbear :)
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02/11/2014 5:57 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Architect
WorldBuilder
Diamond!
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02/12/2014 12:57 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
:D
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01/18/2014 7:47 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Mountaineer
Plinkster702
So you made the terrain in WorldPainter, and then did you just build the cathedral on it by hand? Is there some way to transfer a build from a superflat map onto a WorldPainted one?
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01/19/2014 4:23 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
I built the carhedral on superflat, and when it was finished I just copied and pasted it with worldedit onto the worldpainter map.
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01/09/2014 11:32 am
Level 33 : Artisan Dwarf
spires33
what texture pack you using?
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01/09/2014 11:35 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Actually, you could have found this in the description. I use JohnSmith.
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01/09/2014 12:03 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Dwarf
spires33
lol oops
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01/09/2014 12:12 pm
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
:P
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01/09/2014 7:56 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
LouizZ
Aww well congrats to level 43! :3
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01/09/2014 8:12 am
Level 72 : Legendary Wizard
oakley09
Thank you :)
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01/10/2014 2:13 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
LouizZ
:)
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