Holidays in Basler Muenster

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Admire its exquisite architecture, peer from the towers over the city or just soak up the atmosphere of Basel’s most important house of worship.

Set in a commanding position beside the Rhine River, Basler Muenster (Basel Cathedral), is one of Basel’s most famous landmarks. Look out over the city and river from the church’s towers while its medieval gargoyles look down on you.

With its distinctive red sandstone masonry, colorful roof tiles and twin towers, this church makes for an elegant and beautiful addition to Basel’s historic cityscape. The church is said to portray both Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture.

Stand in front Basler Muenster and gaze up at the architecture that makes this church so famous. With construction first beginning in 1019 and with additions and rebuilding being carried out all the way through to 1500, there is a huge amount of history within its walls.

Notice the two towers that are vital features to the church's façade. The Georgsturm and Martinsturm, named after St. George and St. Martin, measure over 200 feet (60 meters) in height. Spot the fascinating carvings of each saint on the walls of the towers.

Enter the church to take in its vast interior. Elegant but austere, the graceful arches and intricate stained-glass windows beckon to be admired. Head down into the crypts for a more somber experience below ground level or take in the grand vistas by climbing to the top of the towers.

Head outside and wander around to take in some other nice aspects of the church. Sitting on the vibrant and picturesque Münsterplatz, the square is a good place to meet the locals who often gather here for religious or other events. Walk around the church to reach the riverside terrace called Pfalz and enjoy the stunning views across the river.

The Basler Muenster is an active church so it is open daily and entry is free. It is recommended to check the church’s calendar ahead of your visit to avoid interfering with any services or special events. Entry to the crypts and towers are a little more restrictive and fees may apply, depending on when you visit. The church is very centrally located and is best reached on foot through the narrow streets of the old city. Bus and tram options are good for longer distances.

506 Cheap Hotels Near Basler Muenster

Hyperion Hotel Basel
Hyperion Hotel Basel
4 out of 5
Messeplatz 12, Basel, BS
Fully refundable
The price is AU$188 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Basel City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Messeturm Basel and Rosentalanlage. Congress Center Basel and Musical Theater Basel are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (955 reviews)
"Location, friendliness, cleanliness, helpful service"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2021

Hyperion Hotel Basel
Hotel Märthof Basel
Hotel Märthof Basel
4 out of 5
Marktgasse 19, Basel, BS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$292 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Basel City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Pharmacy Museum Basel, Marktplatz and Basel Town Hall. White and Blue House and Basel Natural ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
"Good stay, staff pretty cordial. Restaurant too expensive for the food and service provided."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Hotel Märthof Basel
Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria
4 out of 5
Centralbahnplatz 3-4, Basel, BS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$234 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in the heart of Basel, this hotel is steps away from Via Gottardo and BIS Tower. Antique Museum and Collection Ludwig and Basel Art Museum (Kunstmuseum) ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (71 reviews)
"My husband and I stayed fro one night due to a late flight arrival and the location of the hotel across the street from the train station. We were immediately disappointed that we had to catch a train in the morning because the hotel was so lovely. Wonderful shower, great bed, memory foam pillows, ..."

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

Hotel Victoria
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ibis budget Basel City
1.5 out of 5
Grosspeterstrasse 12, Basel
The price is AU$99 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
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Hyperion Hotel Basel
Hyperion Hotel Basel
4 out of 5
Messeplatz 12, Basel, BS
The price is AU$188 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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Hotel Märthof Basel
Hotel Märthof Basel
4 out of 5
Marktgasse 19, Basel, BS
The price is AU$292 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria
4 out of 5
Centralbahnplatz 3-4, Basel, BS
The price is AU$234 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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Hotel Basel - Da wohnen, wo Basel lebt!
Hotel Basel - Da wohnen, wo Basel lebt!
4 out of 5
Münzgasse 12, Basel, BS
The price is AU$234 per night from 6 Nov. to 6 Nov.
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
4 out of 5
Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel, BS
The price is AU$248 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
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The Passage
The Passage
4 out of 5
Steinengraben 51, Basel, BS
The price is AU$172 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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Hotel Metropol Basel
Hotel Metropol Basel
4 out of 5
Elisabethenanlage 5, Basel
The price is AU$158 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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Motel One Basel
Motel One Basel
Barfüssergasse 16, Basel
The price is AU$196 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Motel One Basel
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