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Basel Munster

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Address: Rittergasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: 061 272 91 57
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Monster Munster

Well worth a visit and a climb of the towers to get a great view of the city of Basel. The art inside is good, and if you are lucky you will get some 'free' music (beware they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit and a climb of the towers to get a great view of the city of Basel. The art inside is good, and if you are lucky you will get some 'free' music (beware they expect a donation of 25chf , even for an event that is listed as free (or 'donation')

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Browerville, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Takes a bit of walking to get to it. Don't be afraid of asking how to get to it...will save some walking!

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Nanaimo , B.C. Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Was only able to see the church from the outside, but very beautiful & appears well maintained.The history & architecture of the church outstanding. The church spires can be seen from all over Basel. Pretty little garden area.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A very formidable type of church with its very ideal Romanesque and Gothic styles. The nice place to see its entirety is to go other side of the Rhine then stroll and sit along those bench facing the two towers like iconic spires.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great surprise to find this place, by chance during a visit to Parcours, the Art Installation open exhibition around Munsterplatz. From the terrace overlooking the river you can look at a wonderful sunset, inspired by the spiritual presence of the beautiful church and wonderful closter inside.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a truly beautiful church. Even though it is undergoing renovations, it is still worth the visit. There are pamphlets in English which helped us to enjoy the experience. A group of school children were singing inside and it added to the visit. Don't miss the panoramic view around back! Beautiful vistas of the Rhine and Basel. The neighborhood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must to see when in basel! Great view, atmosphere! Best to combine the ferry ride and the rhysprung walk!

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not only walking in the church is really worth it, but also around and climbing on top of the towers! Really nice view over the city. In between the Munster and the Rhine there is a nice area to sit and enjoy as well. Walking down some stairs towards the Rhine, you can take a small boat to the other... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church that was undergoing renovation upon our visit but we still enjoyed it. We were the only tourist within and had a great time viewing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

When you arrive in Basel I suggest you visit here first.Just take a tram to a nearby stop and enjoy the Church and the view of the Rhine from its terrace. A visit here sets the tone and the atmosphere for Basel. Stroll away straight into a shopping area, old buildings,cobbles and steep hills but know there are quiet gems... More 

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Address: Address: Rittergasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: 061 272 91 57
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt

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