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“Must see for anyone interested in history”
Review of Basel Munster

Basel Munster
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Stories of Basel's Old Town
Ranked #6 of 162 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

From Erasmus' grave and graves of many nobles and knights, the history of pre, mid, and post reformation comes alive in one place. This was built as a catholic bishops seat, mobbed by reformers in 1529 and is today protestant with elements of both catholic and protestant coming together, graves from as old as the 12th century, towers to climb with amazing views of the city, etc. To see additional ancient wealth and treasure of the pre-reformation artifacts rescued from the church, go to the museum at the Basel Historical Museum at "Barfüsserkirche", where you can see the original bell from 11th century, many figures and items used in this Munster during the Catholic era of the church from 12th - 15th century.

Thank Hans G
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"red sandstone"
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"the stained glass windows"
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"wonderful view"
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We loved visiting the Basel Munster. If in Basel this is a must see. The history is amazing and the building so well preserved. The grounds around the Munster were beautifull as well looking out over the Rhine River.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We were told we had to visit. It is a landmark in Basel. So glad we did. Choir was practicing before 4:30 Saturday vesper Service.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

It‘s nice. I visited Basel on a weekend trip from Zurich and I think this is a „must- see“ in Basel.

Thank Denis L
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We had read that noon hour prayers were offered at this cathedral. We decided to time our visit to that. We were handed a program with the words and music to follow along with the order of servic. We were wondering how the singing would sound with just a few people participating. However they used taped choral music which was just lovely to hear.

Thank platzyVancouver
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