Situated on a hill above the Rhine River, the medieval Basel Minster remains one of the city's major landmarks, its duo of slim towers a dominant feature in the Old Town's skyline. Erected gradually between 1019 and 1500, the building combines the finest elements of the Romanesque and Gothic styles, its colored roof tiles visible from distant corners of the city. Inside you can see a 19th-century lectern carved out of sandstone and a crypt containing the tombs of Basel's early bishops. For a bird's-eye view of the city, the river, and the Black Forest in the distance, climb the church's southern tower. Plan your visit to Basel Minster and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Basel online vacation maker .
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Basel Minster Reviews
Definitely worth a visit. It's beautiful and the climb up to the top is worth the money. Lovely views over the city. Note the stairs are steep and narrow, bit of a squeeze at the top. more »
If you are around you have to visit this building. It it probably more decorated from outside than from inside. more »
Wonderful place. One of the most beautiful buildings in Switzerland. The exterior and it's red walls, sculptures, colourful roof etc. are so beautiful. The modest interior is a great contrast to the extravagant exterior. If you have the opportunity don't hesitate and go there!
Famous landmark and must-see when in Basel. It's a beautiful Gothic church out of reddish stone, beautiful from inside and outside, the climb up the tower is well worth it, and the place next to the church also provides a good view on the Rhine River. The space in front of the building is also host to many cultural events and activities.
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