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Münsterkirche
Münsterkirche

Münsterkirche

8.54 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Ranked #5 in Basel things to do
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Münsterplatz, Basel, BS 4051 Switzerland
+41 61 267 4091(Tourist Information)
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A red, sandstone Gothic/Romanesque, this church at the center of Basel, just off the Marktplatz square, overlooking the river, is one of the more traditional attractions in the city.

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Basel Munster is one of the more famous attractions in the city, though not without reason. It's a quaint, but not quite small, church set right on the banks of the river running through the city. I actually spent an entire afternoon wandering around inside and then, and this is where I primarily spent my time, sitting on the terrace behind the church watching travelers, birds, and the river go by. It's actually quite a site. The river can be pretty swift and there are these neat little boats, tethered to lines running above the water, ferrying people across. I even managed to spot a nude local swimming downstream, getting out, and walking back upstream only to jump in and float down again!

If you're young and looking for other travelers, the banks of the river, especially directly across from this church, seemed to be a popular gathering spot and the nearby University's flea-market attracts a fun and eclectic crowd.

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Don't miss this spot, specially the terrace in the back towards the river. A great people watching spot. I was lucky to catch Haendel's Messiah during late November, and it was absolutely incredible! It is undergoing some renovation but you can still visit and it is fully functioning church.

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