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Basel Munster

Rittergasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Altstadt)
061 272 91 57
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Ranked #6 of 80 Attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Sao Paulo, SP
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75 reviews 75 reviews
65 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This a beautiful church, right in the shores of Rhyne River. You can explore everything inside it and around it, but if you are alone, you cannot climb the tower. What I suggest, if you are alone, is: go to the Elisabethen Church ( Elisabethenstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland), it looks like a smaller version of Basel Munster and it's... More

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Bangalore, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We had to make some effort to reach the cathedral from the Marktplatz but once we reached, it was worth it. We had been looking at the towers and the colored roof tiles all day while travelling with the trams but it was only in the late afternoon that we finally made it here. We first encountered a hall/gallery with... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

you should climb the tower (recommend spring - autumn) to get the over point to see the basel and the river Rhein. you will see both the historical part and modern one, besides the nature near from Basel.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is wonderful and most interesting visit. The location is very attractive, on an old square with beautiful buildings around.

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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

nice!! overlooks the river and has some great views! lots of interesting things to look at. quiet inside and has a huge shiny organ.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Inside this big and old church you can see some marvelous vitros and the tombs of famous men from the past like Erasmus. The church is very old and it's better to see the outside of the dome than the inside which is too cold.From outside you can see the 2 commanding and high old towers,the red color walls, and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lovely architecture and façade. Great to be able to see down into the crypt and a lovely view of the river from the rear terrace. They allow you to climb the tower however not if you're alone which is a real shame!

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Bali, Indonesia
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60 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This church like an icon of this city due the big building and unique designs. Located in heart of city make me curiously to visit it... Actually this church is not to big than a few church in other europe but this church has a different design and culture...

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When I was there a choir was rehearsing. It was a most serene environment. Wander around the courtyard and take in the view of the Rhine

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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433 reviews 433 reviews
136 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We enjoyed spending some time in the church and admiring it from outside. It was nice and cool inside, which made it a welcome break from the hot day outside.

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