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Offene Kirche Elisabethen

Elisabethenstrasse 10-14, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
41 61 272 03 43
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Ranked #23 of 79 attractions in Basel
Type: Religious Sites
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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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NE USA
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225 reviews 225 reviews
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139 helpful votes 139 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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11 attraction reviews
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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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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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Thessaloniki, Greece
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Actually this big Church was our first stop in the excursion in Basel when we reach the historic center from the railway station. We stayed for fifteen minutes inside and unfortunately we have no time to drink our coffee in a cafe outside the builiding.

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Cincinnati, OH
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

On a stroll in Basel we came across this beautiful church. It is no longer a parish church but has been restored and it open to the public. It's a wonderful place to just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. There is a outdoor cafe next door (we were there on a warm day) and apparently it's possible to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Beautiful inside. Wonderful architecture. Very impressive inside.

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