Basel Münster

Local nameBasler Münster
LocationBasel, Switzerland

The Basel Minster, one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel, adds definition to the cityscape with its red sandstone architecture and coloured roof tiles, its two slim towers and the cross-shaped intersection of the main roof. The Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance lists the Münster as a heritage site of national significance.Originally a Catholic cathedral and today a Reformed Protestant church, it was built between 1019 and 1500 in Romanesque and Gothic styles. The late Romanesque building, destroyed by the 1356 Basel earthquake, was rebuilt by Johannes Gmünd, who was at the same time employed for building the Freiburg Münster. Ulrich von Ensingen, architect of the towers at the Ulm Minster and the Strasbourg Cathedral, extended the building from 1421. Hans von Nußdorf completed the southern tower in 1500.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 11 am - 4 pm
Sun, holidays: 11:30 am - 4 pm

Mon - Fri: 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs: 11 am - 4 pm
Sun, holidays: 11:30 am - 5 pm

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +41 61 272 91 57

Address Münsterplatz 9, 4051 Basel

Coordinates 47°33'23.152" N 7°35'32.283" E

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