Religious Sites in Basel

Religious Sites in Basel, Switzerland

Religious Sites in Basel

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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria18,999 contributions
    Very interesting and impressive church that is open to everyone. There is also a café.
    I think the church itself is relatively new, less than two centuries old.
    Written September 27, 2020
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  • r0landbrunner
    Zurich, Switzerland1,731 contributions
    each first Sunday in the month, the Great Synagogue of Basel is opening at 3 PM for a guided visit. there were almost 20 people at our visit, and we spent more then an hour inside. while the building itself is not that much of something special, the guide (Joshua, I think it was) really did a perfect job. Instead of just winding down his story, he answered each and every question he was asked, in a very knowledgeable and open-minded, liberal spirit. we learnt a lot and spent a great time. highly recommended.
    Written October 6, 2019
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,878 contributions
    We came across Peterskirche church on one of the recommended walks in Basel and it is certainly worth a visit.
    Written January 5, 2020
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,878 contributions
    Sadly when we came past this church it was not possible to view the inside. However, the exterior of Leonhardskirche is pretty impressive.
    Written January 6, 2020
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  • Robert A
    Phoenix, AZ3,466 contributions
    Wow, another old church building in Europe, like Temples in Thailand. Many, many, same-same but different. Great architecture, riches and tourist attractions. No, this one is not as fancy as the competing Munster Church but maybe more of what a church is supposedly about...helping mere humans best navigate the ride on earth (if not collecting gold and ornaments). This building has some nice lines and is definitely in a nice part of Old Town Basel along a good-choice route for your exploration of same.
    Written September 8, 2019
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  • Anna
    Los Angeles, CA19 contributions
    From the outside, this is one hell of a brick! It's the first church in Switzerland entirely built by concrete. I must have passed it by countless times without realizing this was a church. It looked more like an abandoned factory building or something. Never judge a church by its outside, though, 'cause once you open the doors, you are in for a something truly unique. I was astonished how something that looked so cold and soulless from the outside could be so warm and atmospheric on the inside. The huge glass windows are simply iconic. When the sun shines, the rays project all kinds of colors onto the church's stone walls, it's absolutely beautiful. A huge Jesus on the cross is painted onto the stone, and it's just gorgeous—the colors of the paintings and the patterns of cloths on the altars give the church almost a Bohemian vibe—golden, red, purple, and it all works wonderfully with the warm dark wood of the seats. It's really hard to describe, I guess you just have to see it for yourself! I drop in every time I'm in the area, thankful for a little respite in this very special and inviting church. One of the most beautiful churches in Switzerland, I am sure, possibly even in the world.
    Written June 8, 2018
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,878 contributions
    We walked past this lovely church on our way to the old town from our hotel. There is a small clock face on the tower and inside there are tall columns and a wooden ceiling. the benches are wooden and there are a few stained glass windows
    Written January 5, 2020
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  • Jules060617
    Lausanne, Switzerland1,219 contributions
    I was actually looking for a different church near Basel when I stopped to look inside this church. It is quite an amazing find though I am totally frustrated at not being able to find more about the history and the artwork. The sculpted and painted altarpieces are excellent and the architecture quite unusual.
    Written June 18, 2022
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  • FormerCaliBoy
    Zurich, Switzerland19,612 contributions
    The St. Joseph Church has a large concrete exterior, temple and a clock face. Upon first approaching I thought the church was on school grounds and not open to the public, but this is not the case during the day. At the front of the church enter to the door to the right with a ramp access. Inside, there are large marble support columns, arched ceilings and stained glass windows mostly colored in black, gray and gold so not as colorful as you may see in some churches. The altar and side works of art has beautiful marble backdrop, pictures and sculptures. The rear of the church has a balcony with huge pipe organs. The seating inside consists of wooden benches for the church congregation. It’s a really peaceful place during the day.
    Written October 27, 2016
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  • John G
    Basel, Switzerland1 contribution
    As an English resident of one of Basel's suburbs I often visit this church on Tuesday afternoons at 3PM. Then there is a coffee afternoon with discussions and all are welcome. Caution though the language used is German and more usually than not Basel dialect. Pleasant group of people from all walks of life meet up for a coffee or tea and maybe a slice of cake.
    I like to go to try and perfect my local language skills :-)
    Written June 8, 2020
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