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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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Looks older than it is

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
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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313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
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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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Für jeden etwas und ganz viel gute Athmosphäre. A lot of good vibes and caters for nearly everyone's needs.

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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Originally built in 1857-1865 as the first Protestant church in Basel after the Reformation, dedicated to Saint Elisabeth of Hungary, patroness of Christian charity. This Neo-Gothic building is impressive in numerous aspects. Impressive windows produced in 1865. There are 4 bells. A 70.5 meter tall tower (higher than the Basel Munster cathedral), with a platform at 228 steps (52 meters).... More 

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ZH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Walk in and enjoy the freedom of a quiet space - or sometimes of a very lively place. In this church there is much more going on then religious services. Also one of the sweet little corners to sit down and have a break and a cake in the centre of Basel

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Dortmund, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We discovered this place by the accident, becouse is near to theater and fountain. Inside is really nice. You can go there and took some photos, but also you can drink something inside. Go inside with dog is allowed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

A smaller version of the Munster the interior has many of the same design elements. We stopped in for a short peak and sat and enjoyed the somber and pensive tone of the sweeping architecture. Thier was an option to head up to the tower, having just visited Munster an hour prior we preferred to forgo the 3 franc charge... More 

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