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Go early in the morning

This was a nice place to walk to and explore. I was out early in the morning and there was almost... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Salmon Arm, Canada
A Picturesque Square

Muensterplatz, the plaza before the Basel cathedral, represents a quintessential Swiss setting... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Carlton G
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were in Basel at the beginning of December. We planned to visit a few cities around but we stayed for three nights in the city because it is so close to EuroAirport (our return flight was very early) and from its central station -...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2015

Not much to say about it. It was ok. Not up to other church we saw along the Rhine. It had some nice stained glass.

1  Thank Jan P
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was a nice place to walk to and explore. I was out early in the morning and there was almost no one around so it was the perfect time for a walk around the old city of Basel.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Muensterplatz, the plaza before the Basel cathedral, represents a quintessential Swiss setting. However, be aware that frequent festivals and events are held in the square which sometimes obstructs the otherwise picture perfect view.

Thank Carlton G
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Great open picturesque square in the centre of town. Ideal meeting place, and good for taking a break from the shopping district, located a short walk away.

Thank colinrose10
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Basel has a special charming, where the streets, bridges, walks and river are amazing. In Münsterplatz some art performances and spectacles take place from time to time

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Beautiful location and view of Rhine. If you keep walking you will get to a small staircase that leads down to one of the ferries that crosses the Rhine, which was a fun experience.

Thank Dcraftlady
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

When you see it one can’t believe this is a 1000 years old ! Just a short walk brings you to a lovely view of the Rhein river and the centuries old cathedral

Thank Varsha_Manohar
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I would say this square and church should not be missed if you are visiting Basel. We made a day trip from Zurich to Basel and combined it with a visit to Liechtenstein and Bern. Didn't think Basel was as interesting or as pretty as...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We walked through here as part of a guided walking tour. Don't forget to look up and see the sundial above the clock on the Muenster! Also, we were told the person who discovered ozone did so (accidentally) in the house just down the road...More

Thank ande8527
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We found this part of Basel to be the Gem of the city. Very historical area that anyone visiting to see.

Thank PhilJ925
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

It is a nice plaza in the heart of this beautiful city. I visited Basel on a weekend trip from Zurich by train.

Thank Denis L
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