Basel Minster, Basel

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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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  • a very well conserved Church... a must if you go to Basilea, the tiles in the roof rare but gives a different accent  more »
  • This is a beautiful church with two towers, sandstone architecture, and colorful tiles on the roof. It was originally a Catholic Church and is now a Protestant church. You can wander through the...  more »
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  • This is a nice cathedral. It's definitely more impressive from the outside. Highlights include the stain glass windows and the choir loft, which you can walk through. I didn't climb the towers, but you can, in groups of two or more. The cost for this is 5 francs. It doesn't cost anything to go inside. the cathedral itself.
  • Beautiful old cathedral. Incredible history. Including the fact that one statue of Mary was not taken down during the Reformation. The stone work around the entrance is really something. I recommend finding a guide who is well versed in the history and stories about the building and its role in the city.
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