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Offene Kirche Elisabethen

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Address: Elisabethenstrasse 10-14, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 61 272 03 43
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Lovely church

Lovely church. For 3 Francs you can climb to the top of the tower where you get great views. The staircase to the top is very narrow and a great feat of engineering/construction.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely church. For 3 Francs you can climb to the top of the tower where you get great views. The staircase to the top is very narrow and a great feat of engineering/construction.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The neo-Gothic church is as beautiful from outside as from inside and the coffee shop is a must-try inside. It is a spectacular feeling to eat inside.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a big church and free to enter, it's nice enough but there is nothing that grabs the attention. The towers are open to climb for a small fee and have good views, not quite so good as the minster but a lot cheaper. Nice to see but a quick visit

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Was Beautiful as Could be, but was Dusty, and Noisy at time. A lot of construction work was being dealt with.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When you arrive in Basel by train, exit the station, walk to the end of the tram platforms. On your left you'll see a little green park; cross that, then follow the road with the tram rails a couple hundred meters and you'll see the Elizanetenkirche. You cannot miss it - its sharp and tall neo-Gothic features are visible at... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You should visit and eat in the cafe and donate to keep this great building going. Not as great as other churches, but needs your help more than the others.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

And this one is open making it very accessible. It is not far from the TInguely fountains and always peaceful. The stained glass windows are lovely and there is sufficient information for the tourist. A "prayer" bulletin board for those so-inclined and a couple of seats so that one can have coffee or tea whilst resting.

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

There's a café inside one of the side-entrances where they also serve soup and snacks. It's tiny but offers a nice twist on the usual church visiting experience.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The tower is quite ornate although some of the rest of the exterior is quite plain. Inside is similar to a large church in England with nice stained glass windows. It has a lovely cafe near its main entrance with reasonably priced food and drink with friendly staff.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This church located near the old town has a very nice exterior and the roof architecture is quite detailed. I was fortunate to have met the gentleman working the CafeBar with is a part of the church. Since the church did not open for another couple of hours, this gentleman allowed me access to the church and allowed me to... More 

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