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Basel Munster

Rittergasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Altstadt)
061 272 91 57
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Ranked #5 of 82 Attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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303 reviews 303 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Basel Minster can't be missed wherever you are in Basel you see it standing tall high up on a hill. It's not your usual church with interesting stain glass windows and organ- the cloisters are great to walk around too

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We made our way here by the river crossing boat and climbed the steps to entrance of the Munster. Once inside, you will admire the beautiful interior. The views at the top of the River Rhine are well worth the climb.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The muster is a beautiful structure and quite awe-inspiring. But after seeing the main church, go behind to the cloister which is every more fantastic and often deserted; and then go to the tree-lined avenue on banks of the Rhine behind.

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a beautiful church that I have visited before, but decided to climb to the top today. Wow. What a climb....a little scary at times, by definitely worth it once you see the gargoyles and the view.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a place that I recommend to all visitors because of the great views over the Rhine. The whole Munster Platz is full of history and the views behind the building are always amazing. You can walk up from Schifflände or from the Freie Strasse there are restaurants to eat and drink after your tour.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gorgeous church on the Rhein. Beautiful exterior and well-appointed interior. Well worth the visit. Interior is a bit less ornate as churches in England, but has several interesting exterior statues including a knight slaying a "dragon"

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A lovely church although I think that it is more impressive on the outside as the interior does look a little uninteresting compared to British churches as there are very few stone carvings. It is under restoration but the new stone figure of the knight slaying the dragon on the outside wall left of the main entrance is no comparison... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

You do not need to be a professional photographer ... Just get there with your smartphone and sunny day, you can have wonderful pictures taken even more beautiful then those postcards sell in the Kiosk. You can see the Mittler Rheinbrucke and a small scale model of the Basel Munster at the back of this beautiful ancient church.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Situated in a beautiful square atop a hill overlooking Basel, this is worth visiting. The church itself is beautiful, but I believe the views over the river and town behind the church are the true show-stopper. We sat in the garden with these views whilst having our sandwiches for lunch here.

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Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Beautiful church in the middle in the Basel which is well worth a visit. It can be found in Munsterplatz. There is a tram stop nearby.

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