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Lovely with the market set up

My advice would be to go as darkness descends and the lights give the area a great atmosphere. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derek H
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Go early in the morning

This was a nice place to walk to and explore. I was out early in the morning and there was almost... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Salmon Arm, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My advice would be to go as darkness descends and the lights give the area a great atmosphere. It is warm and inviting even on a cold evening but be warned it is quite a steep climb up from the riverside or the city centre.

Thank Derek H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This was a nice place to walk to and explore. I was out early in the morning and there was almost no one around so it was the perfect time for a walk around the old city of Basel.

Thank dwineandtravel
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Muensterplatz, the plaza before the Basel cathedral, represents a quintessential Swiss setting. However, be aware that frequent festivals and events are held in the square which sometimes obstructs the otherwise picture perfect view.

Thank Carlton G
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Great open picturesque square in the centre of town. Ideal meeting place, and good for taking a break from the shopping district, located a short walk away.

Thank colinrose10
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Basel has a special charming, where the streets, bridges, walks and river are amazing. In Münsterplatz some art performances and spectacles take place from time to time

Thank Maria C
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Beautiful location and view of Rhine. If you keep walking you will get to a small staircase that leads down to one of the ferries that crosses the Rhine, which was a fun experience.

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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

When you see it one can’t believe this is a 1000 years old ! Just a short walk brings you to a lovely view of the Rhein river and the centuries old cathedral

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

I would say this square and church should not be missed if you are visiting Basel. We made a day trip from Zurich to Basel and combined it with a visit to Liechtenstein and Bern. Didn't think Basel was as interesting or as pretty as...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We walked through here as part of a guided walking tour. Don't forget to look up and see the sundial above the clock on the Muenster! Also, we were told the person who discovered ozone did so (accidentally) in the house just down the road...More

Thank ande8527
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We found this part of Basel to be the Gem of the city. Very historical area that anyone visiting to see.

Thank PhilJ925
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