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Basel Munster

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Neighborhood: Altstadt
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Address: Rittergasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: 061 272 91 57
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Impressing building with a view to Rhein river

The beautiful middle-age Cathedral church at the Rhein coast, with red sandstone walls and old "Church" ferry. During Reformation in Switzerland in XVI century, many details of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The beautiful middle-age Cathedral church at the Rhein coast, with red sandstone walls and old "Church" ferry. During Reformation in Switzerland in XVI century, many details of interior very destroyed (e.g. paintings). Close to the main building, you can find the thombs of the city's noblemen

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Basel Munster is a very traditional church and a quiet ambience. The view of the Rhine river and Basel city from the courtyard behind the church is awesome. The paintings on the coloured glass are very intricate and depict life stories of Christ.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Marvellous location high above the Rhine. Set in the corner of Munsterplatz with charming external cloisters and breathtaking interior. I don't know whether one can access the gallery , but its one of the few I have seen that go around the whole of the internal cathedral structure. So areas were closed during our visit but still a memorable visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This building is a landmark of Basel. It shows beauty, peace and tranquility just like the city. Boosts from amazing views and you can take a boat trip across the river from here.

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

history and from 'Pfalz'-Terrace you can see over the river Rhine to the other side of Basel and to Alsace region and Germany.

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Duncan B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is really THE vantage point in Basel set in a beautiful cobbled square with a sense of some peace apart from the busy streets below. . The cloisters are impressive and the view over the Rhine spectacular. Inside the Munster less impressive more of a museum than a living cathedral. Walks starting from the square of varying duration around... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Munster is a place in Basel that needs to be visited. There are so many things to do here, but a local's favorites are the back courtyard (if you're lucky, a fantastic cellist will be playing here on Saturdays), as well as taking the cute little ferry down by the river.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful and historically significant building! Take time to climb the stairs to the top of the tower.

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Noorden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No greater pleasure than taking the small towed ferry from the opposite side of the Rhine, climb the stairs and enjoying the view from the little square behind the Munster. For a moment of silence and rest the Munster itself is a great (re)treat!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent. Visited with my nephew and the view from the top is worth the 4chfs entry. Munster itself is free. He even overcame his fear of heights after climbing the towers.

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