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09-NOV-2014 Konrad Busslinger

Basel; view to Basler Muenster

Basel view map

Photo taken from the Wettsteinbruecke.
The Basel Minster is one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel. It 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 Münster is listed as a heritage site of national significance in Switzerland.
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 was destroyed by the 1356 Basel earthquake and rebuilt by Johannes Gmünd, who was at the same time employed for building the Freiburg Münster.

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John Barreiro12-Jan-2015 18:43
The first church tower I ever climbed was the Basel Minister in 1969. A fine image to bring back that memory. V
Pieter Bos10-Nov-2014 20:46
Beautiful image! ~V
Dave Petersen Photography10-Nov-2014 20:39
Beautiful image . I really like that this is a monochrome and and full color. Voted