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Open Church Basel

Elisabethenstrasse 10-14 | Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 272 03 43
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Perhaps an example of the future church

An inclusive, socially involved and caring, welcoming church. Quite a new way of using church space... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Randaia
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Canberra
One more beautiful church in Basel !

That's what we found also in the very center of the old Basel, a very nice and elegant Gothic... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Oleg Y
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Belgrade, Serbia
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The Open Church is a postconfessionalist church for each and everybody whatever they believe in. Wether you are looking for silence or for a lively disco: We cater to your needs. The church opens on weekdays at 10am and closes at 7pm. Our café offers exquisit hot and cold drinks from 7am on. You can rent the church for your familiy or business events.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Elisabethenstrasse 10-14 | Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

An inclusive, socially involved and caring, welcoming church. Quite a new way of using church space to benefit and involve 5he community.

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Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

We feel completely understood, dear Randaia, and wish you a safe onward journey and enriched homecoming!

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

That's what we found also in the very center of the old Basel, a very nice and elegant Gothic Kirche Elizabethen. It is not so old sanctuary, dating from the second half of nineteenth century when it was built and now located, here in the...More

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Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Dear Oleg! We feel understood and very carefully described by your words! Have a safe onward journey and get back home safely!

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A church for all and trying to keep up with the times too. Old traditional to trendy youngsters trying to be catered for in good traditional Grand church environs.

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Frank L, Manager at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

... that's exactly, what we are trying to do, dear Ascott150. Thank you for 3 stars (out of 5).

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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.

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Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

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...More

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Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi Shimnik 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...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Valid for a visit and if you can get to the tower will have an amazing view . But chech the visit hours .

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Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you, dear angelabelluco! Until the pleasure of welcoming you again: Best wishes for your journey!

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

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.More

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Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

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Frank L, Manager at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

We are very lucky to have been visited by people like you. All the best and see you again!

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

The outside of the church was truly beautiful.The inside was like any other European church but the outside was truly stunning.More

1  Thank Rimi B
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Management response:Responded 3 May 2017

Dear Rimi, Thank you for your feedback and your positive opinion on the outside of our church. It's a pity that you experienced the open church of St. Elisabeth as any other European church - as we are way more than a normal church. Maybe,...More

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