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Open Church Basel

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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...more
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Elisabethenstrasse 10-14 | Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 272 03 43
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were with the Taizé community, the European encounter of Christians. This is the church we visited several times. Amazing construction, vitrified glass artwork. Enchanting.

Thank Anamarija J
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Anamarija, and a good onward journey: Frank and the church-team!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is used as a type of "open community" church. It is not attached to any one particular religion. Very pretty inside.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beautiful church with no entry fee, and great architecture. There is also a cafe if you are hungry with outdoor seating.

Thank colinrose10
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Dear Colinrose: Thank your for your review of our building and concept. We appreciate that very much. All the best for your journey. Get home safe! Best: Frank and the Church-Team!

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.

Thank Randaia
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!

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!

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a church, and with so much going on outside you might just walk past it. However, as you approach from the front door (it looks shut. It’s open, just try the door) you’ll open it to a church come...More

Thank D L
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a not so big but quite a beautiful church. There was a small cafe too. (It’s a bit weird for me to see a cafe just in the church). We walked 230 steps up to the top and enjoyed a stunning view. But the...More

Thank Kylie C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A city of culture for connoisseurs on the Rhine. Switzerland's oldest university city, tradition-conscious yet open-minded, with a beautiful cobbled Old Town and modern architecture designed by Herzog and de Meuron, Mario Botta, Richard Meyer, Diener and Diener, and Fondation Beyeler by Renzo Piano. Take...More

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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.

Thank Ascott150
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).

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.

Thank TexasJulieB
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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