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Review of Basel Munster

Basel Munster
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US$20.90*
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Stories of Basel's Old Town
Ranked #4 of 163 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 July 2014

You will see the headstone of Erasmus in the church and can explore every inch of the inside. It is one of the few churches we've visited (we've seen many) where you can explore every part of the church. We did have our own private tour guide which made many of the details come alive. We also toured the "cross-way" where many headstones are hung on the wall of prominent people from Basel. It may not be so easy to appreciate all of the history if you don't have a tour guide, but any church is worth visiting.

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Inside the building is very dark. I didn't pauze long there.
Climbing the towers is mandatory to do by 2 or more people. I was lucky to find a guy from China waiting for a companion. Any baggage must be left at the shop.

The first part of the climb is the most steep and the most narrow.
On the landing you can choose left or right for either tower. Both are accessible all the way to the top spire.

Afterwards the garden area in behind the Munster is ideal to recover from the climb!
The Munster is open till 5pm, the cloister next to it to 8pm, the garden / park behind it 24/7.

Certainly a highlight of Basel!

1  Thank Jeroen C
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Beautifully maintained, crowd free, historical, and in a beautiful setting overlooking the Rhine River. I went back three times, and it would be the first thing I return to see.

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Check out the statues on the outside. Several have interesting stories if you can find someone who knows them.

Thank Doug H
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

As gothic cathedrals go, Basel is not on the A-list. It's rather small, dark and devoid of beautiful artworks or stained glass windows. It does have a series of beautiful cloisters though, joined together by spacious halls full of tomb memorials. A very serene and pleasant place to visit. culminating in a wonderful view over the city.

1  Thank WillemNL64
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