Basel Minster (Basler Münster)

The Basel Minster (Basler Münster) is, together with the Mittleren Brücke, one of the most recognizable symbols of the city of Basel. Its two tall, thin towers stand out against the cityscape’s red sandstone and colorful bricks.

There is evidence of a rich architectural history across several centuries in the form of the crypt, the choir, the grave of Erasmus von Rotterdam, the Gallus gate, and the two cloisters. There are currently regular gatherings and performances in the square adjacent to the cathedral. Furthermore, the Palatinate, a name given to the terrace that looks out over the Rhine, is a very well-liked spot in the city.

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