Müensterplatz

Müensterplatz, Basel: Hours, Address, Müensterplatz Reviews: 4.5/5

Müensterplatz
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,133 contributions
The Munsterplatz is a square encircling the Basel Cathedral.
From the Cathedral's front side there's one square with a row of old houses in pastel colors, while another square behind the Cathedral offers spectacular views of the Rhine river with whole city beneath you.
Great place to bring a drink and enjoy the views.
Written April 4, 2022
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CalBristol
Weston super Mare, UK2,060 contributions
When I visited in December, the area of the square adjacent to the side of the Munster was filled with the stalls of the Christmas Market and another part had small funfair rides for children but the central area in front of the church was left clear. It is a charming tree lined square with some interesting old buildings and a nice fountain. The Christmas Market was busy with the smell of sausages grilling and hot gluhwein wafting across the square.
Walk up to the Munsterplatz through the Rheinsprung and Augustinergasse which are lined with lovely old houses and some palaces.
Written February 2, 2020
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Cris
Lausanne, Switzerland1 contribution
One of the best places to visit in Basel. The view on the river and the city is fabulous. Even tho the cathedral is not one of the most interesting that I saw, the view that you got on the river and the old town is fabulous. Really nice to see and relax.
Written April 8, 2021
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Love travel 68
Brighton, UK930 contributions
Friends
Visited this week and really pretty market setting . Easy to get to and nice atmosphere . Well worth having a look around
Written December 1, 2019
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Agucha
Warsaw, Poland28 contributions
Couples
We were in Basel at the beginning of December. We planned to visit a few cities around but we stayed for three nights in the city because it is so close to EuroAirport (our return flight was very early) and from its central station - Bahnhof Basel SBB you can go everywhere (eg. Colmar, Freiburg).
The most important information – when you stay in Basel you have unlimited access to the public transport in the city which includes bus from and to the airport. In the hotel we have been given a metro card but you can go by bus even from the airport. I heard you just need to have a confirmation of the hotel reservation but nobody checked that in our case. It is not free, when you stay at the hotel you pay a tax which is rather high…
Everything in Basel is pricey so if you want enjoy the city be prepared. For example: coffee in Starbucks costs about 6 CHF. The best option is to buy breakfasts at the hotel.
Our main purpose to visit this city was The Christmas market. There are two main markets in the city center: on Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz. We preferred market on Barfüsserplatz because it was very close to the tram station. There also was our favorite bar which offers a few kinds od Glühwein (from 4 CHF plus 3 for deposit). We think it was the cheapest stand but the quality of wine and food was very good. The most important dish on these markets is cheese - Raclette, which is served with small boiled potatoes and preserved cucumbers and onions. In our favorite spot it costs 8 CHF for plate but we ate it even for 10 CHF on Münsterplatz. You can also buy Raclette on a bread (from 6 CHF), sausages (from 5 CHF), potato pancakes, tarte flambée, salmon (only on Münsterplatz), pancakes and other sweets. They have tables around bars so you can drink and eat comfortably. On Friday the number of people was acceptable but on Saturday evening it was very crowded so think twice if you want to go there with children or dogs because that could be a problem.
For me these markets are like a food paradise. If you are prepared for it financially…
Written December 10, 2016
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lienloerie777
Pretoria, South Africa145 contributions
While we were there, there were some actors busy shooting a "game of thrones"-themed video. The Muenster fits in quite nicely with that theme, and I thoroughly enjoyed admiring the building.
Written February 22, 2020
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Ashley E
New York City, NY44 contributions
Business
Spent a week in Basel for work and managed to squeeze in some sight seeing. This area serves as a town center almost. Very easy place to meet your group or plan your day and evening meeting points from here. Tons of local vendors come to see fresh produce and other goods in this area. The tram cars are very easily caught from this area.
Written January 22, 2018
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MapleLeafGirl123
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,989 contributions
Family
We arrived at the Christmas Market at night. I think this was the best time to visit with all the magical lights. It was just beautiful. There were many things for the kids, train ride, wood working shop, fairy ornament making, metal works.

There's lots to eat and of course they have the traditional Mulled wine, warmed up in a souvenir mug.

The market sells woolen hats, christmas tree ornaments, candied nuts, wax candles, jewellery, leather goods, christmas toys and more.

It was enchanting, a fairy wonderland.
Written January 15, 2018
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sjkplanner
Long Island, NY208 contributions
Couples
A short & beautiful walk - - and in either direction you can get to the Rhine River for a more beautiful view. There was a winter festival going on in this square, so it was not so quiet - - but it was a lot of fun. We visited it several times during our 5 day visit to Basel.
Written December 2, 2017
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria18,886 contributions
In the square in front of the cathedral are some of the best preserved buildings in the old town of Bern. From here there is access to the observation deck above the river. Definitely worth a visit here.
Written September 28, 2020
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