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Address: Elisabethenstrasse 10-14 | Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 272 03 43
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The Open Church is a postconfessionalist church for each and everybody...

The Open Church is a postconfessionalist church for each and everybody whatever they believe in. Wether you are looking for silence or for a lively disco: We cater to your needs. The church opens on weekdays at 10am and closes at 9pm. Our café offers exquisit hot and cold drinks from 7am on. You can rent the church for your familiy or business events.

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Take some time to sit down and ....

Don't just walk past this church. Go in. Sit down. Admire the stain glass. Such a calm and peaceful place on a busy sightseeing walk through Basel. And the architecture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 17, 2016
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Kootenay National Park, Canada
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Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good place to sit down for a prayer or some music over noon time or even for a coffee some delicious food at the lovely café bar elisabethen wonderful place built by Christoph Merian and his wive

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Thank Lucas R
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

Thanx Lucas and all the best for your journey! More 

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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This beautiful church in the middle of Basel is a perfect place for pictures. They also have some events on it, it is a nice architecture and worth visiting.

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Kootenay National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Don't just walk past this church. Go in. Sit down. Admire the stain glass. Such a calm and peaceful place on a busy sightseeing walk through Basel. And the architecture! Look up for gargoyles.

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Thank TrueCanucks
Frank L, Manager at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

... and it was a pleasure having you at this calm and peaceful place of ours, dear "TrueCanucks"! Our gargoyles say hi ;-) More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

218 steps to top. Well worth it for the views but make sure it is a clear day. Stairs are narrow and spiral upwards. Dark in places.

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Thank alison c
Frank L, Manager at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

Dear AlisonC: Thanx for taking the time to write a review here. Congratulations that you made it up our stairs. Indeed: It is a splendid view over Basel. And the church offers so much more! Hope to see you coming back. More 

Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Nice energy in this building which at present as I understood is a non denominational space. For a suggested 5 Franc donation you can walk up to the steeple tower for some stunning views of the city.

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Thank David B
Frank L, Manager at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

You are absolutely wright, dear DavidB: We are postdenominational christian and open for each and everybody spiritually searching. Hope to see you coming back and checking all the other beautiful and remarkable aspects of our church out! More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a splendid neo-Gothic building and its spire not only rivals that of Basel Cathedral but is also taller. It replaced an earlier smaller C16th church and was built by the wealthy business man, Christoph Merian, as a suitable burial place for him and his wife. They are buried in black marble sarcophagi in the crypt and had their... More 

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Frank L, Manager at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

Dear EESW1: Thanx for taking the time to write this deep and exact review of our church which couldn't be more to the point than it is. Two corrections: The ballot to tear our church down failed in 1968. AND: We do have some 60 to 80'000 visitors per year (letting you decide whether you find this much or few... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Impressive beautiful church. Definitely orth a visit. Located right by the Theatre and Tinguely fountain so easy to make a combined visit.

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1 Thank chitownsam
Frank L, Manager at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

Thanx for taking the time to write a review here. Hope to see you coming back and checking all the other beautiful and remarkable aspects of our church out! More 

Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

The church is a bigger one and also the gothic architecture is fascinating to see. You will probably walk pass the church so it won't hurt to take a look because its free to enter. This is the same church with the elizabethenkirche so don't look for another church around.

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1 Thank Ege T
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

Hi Edge You're absolutely wright: The Open Church runs the Elisabethenkirche :-) Thanx for your appreciation! More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I happen to be in the lovely city of Basel and was roaming around. I find the church and I like it very much. U get peace of mind.

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1 Thank Rahulprem_kedia
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

We are happy that you found peace within our walls. That is what many people say about the building and the people who form this church. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Saw the church steeple and thought it might be worth visiting. Glad that I went to see it. Lit a candle. Was welcomed by the volunteers in the church which is an ecumenical church administered by both Catholic and Protestant denominations.

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1 Thank Yummyfoodie1
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating our church and it's people so warmly. You got the idea: We are postdenominational christian catering to the spiritual needs of the people of greater Basel area. More 

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