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Basel Minster

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This church is an attractive building, situated in the older part of the city. It is built in a lovely red sandstone and stands on the banks of the Rhine. It was a Sunday when we visited so there was a service in progress and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were walking around looking for a view of the river. If you go behind this church either through the courtyard or the Northside walking path it leads down a great view of the river. A must see!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BF665
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there during the faschnacht which filled the area with lanterns. The cathedral is great for taking pictures and the view from the garden is also a worthy experience. A great stop on a tour of Basel

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank themanofec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basel Munster is a beautiful cathedral in the old town, with some stunning stained glass windows. It is also wonderfully located, with a view point just next to it, and a bronze model of the Munster itself outside. Worth visiting as part of an exploration...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank annerine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is located in a lovely area, a special cathedral which was destroyed in an earthquake and rebuilt again. A must see before diving into the old town and shopping street.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank baselkawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High up in he hill overlooking the city and river this nice architecture I was amazed with the size and way that it was built

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kpoupazis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come here for overall view of town of Basel. Cathedral is nice. Deep halls with nice 2 towers to climb up. It’s 5 Swiss Francs. And on way up the stairs become more narrow, at one point only single file can go up while people...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bortonNYC
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

The catheral is located along the river and is easily accessible from city centre. The building looks impressive and allows good city view if Basel. Lots of history can be found and it’s a must see if you are in the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kim Soon A
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Built between the 11th and 16th centuries in the Romanesque and Gothic styles, it is characteristic because of its red sandstone architecture and slim twin towers at its sides. It also features a nice cloister.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Worth a visit chiefly for its elevated location over the Rhine. An adjacent terrasse allows for an atmospheric view of the Rhine river.

Date of experience: January 2019
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josie r
23 April 2017|
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Yes, its 2 SFR pp. But sometimes they only let a minimum of 4 people go up. Why? Haven't a clue.
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Dilara T
5 February 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is free to tour, I didn't climb the tower, but the church and grounds are free.
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