We stopped by on our walk around Basel. The building is gorgeous. We wrote a prayer and lit a candle. It was peaceful and serene. A perfect place to reflect on our world during our travels. More
We stopped by on our walk around Basel. The building is gorgeous. We wrote a prayer and lit a candle. It was peaceful and serene. A perfect place to reflect on our world during our travels. MoreShow less
Dear TexasJulieB: You just found what is so precious about our beautiful church: The silence and the prayer. The prayer you wrote will be cited aloud during our noon-prayers ("Stadtgebet"). Blessings for your onward journey! Frank
We had a two hours break at the train station while waiting for the next train at our interrail. This is only 500 meters away from the station and the building is jaw dropping.
This is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen.
A good tip:
Bring 3 Euros so you can go upstairs and see the whole city!! .. And the funny stairs
Dear JulieHoj: Thanx for the "jawdropping". We never heard or read this adjective in relation to our church, but must say: We agree. We love the building and it's people as much as you have been impressed by it's beauty. All the best for your interrail-trip! Frank
I had a feeling that the building does not belong to the church anymore. It is more like a place of silence, where different spiritual events can be held. The is even a cafe that I mistakenly assumed as the church entrance. It is funny that you can donate some money even if you do not have cash. They organized a special machine that accepts debit and credit cards! Very modern approach :D
Thank you for taking the time to review our CHURCH! It is and always will be: A church! Even if we have a café and consider this as a very sophisticated, low-threshold way of entering a spiritual building. Even if we do have a donations-automat, which is the modern form of the traditional offertory box. We take pride in modernizing the old forms and matters of the judaeo-christian tradition. Hope to see you again in the Open Church St.Elizabeth, the oldest open church of Switzerland.
Valid for a visit and if you can get to the tower will have an amazing view . But chech the visit hours .
Thank you, dear angelabelluco! Until the pleasure of welcoming you again: Best wishes for your journey!
I just had a short look in to the church because I was standing close. Nice Sandstone building in the heart of Basel. For me - not worth a trip but if near by have a look.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the building of St.Elizabeth's. But there's more to a church than the mere walls and windows. The café and the tower with the most unique view over Basel. And of course our music or other cultural or social proposals we make to enjoy Basel. The Open Church of St. Elizabeth is worth a visit!
Elisabethenkirche was on our list of sites we wanted to see in Basel. We didn't realize until we got close how beautiful it was! The inside was also lovely, with candles and chairs where we sat quietly in prayer. We were so impressed at how the church welcomes everyone and is truly accessible with a small cafe, music being played outside and notices of events that take place in the church. For a small donation of 3CHF you can climb the tower. We didn't do that, but it looks like it would provide an amazing view of the city.
We are very lucky to have been visited by people like you. All the best and see you again!