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Beautiful place, go up the Muenster for an incredible view

If you have a chance to stroll around this place, do it and don't forget to take the many steps up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
There only a good view

This spot is great if you are interested in history (there are Roman artifacts on the side of it... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a chance to stroll around this place, do it and don't forget to take the many steps up to the top of the Cathedral, just beautiful! But you've got to be somewhat fit :)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank swissmgm
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

This spot is great if you are interested in history (there are Roman artifacts on the side of it), old big churches or a nice view(behind the church looking on the Rhine). Other then that, there is nothing else to do.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank heinzph
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

Whilst pretty this was probably the smallest Christmas market I have ever been to. It seemed to lack atmosphere and they all closed at 8pm! They did seem to have a great area for children. Personally I much prefer the German and Austrian markets.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tr8v2l3r
Reviewed January 8, 2019

we were not sure if we had missed something but there was nothing apart from the Münster in the area. The buildings a nice and typical for the old city and you can walk through the see the river and get a good view but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 829callumm
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We arrived in Basel by ship. Unfortunately the dock was not in close proximity to the Old Town and we had to travel by coach to the Old Town and Christmas Market. This was also one of the coldest days of our trip. This was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KarenM1_10
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The Muensterplatz is a great place to visit during the Christmas Market season. There are a wide variety of booths and the food is delicious. There's a fun children's section where they learn to make things and some even get to use power tools. Be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MitziMarmot
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to do a day trip from Strasbourg and there is no comparison- Basel Christmas Market every time. Plenty to see, excellent facilities and entertainment for the children with Gluwhein and kartoffle for the adults. Throw in some raclette or a sausage and you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank simonc942
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Visited during the Christmas Market. It's a Swiss dream. Fun to see the vendors, food and drink options, music, etc. Go early because the evening is incredibly crowded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mlegrace
Reviewed November 27, 2018

My advice would be to go as darkness descends and the lights give the area a great atmosphere. It is warm and inviting even on a cold evening but be warned it is quite a steep climb up from the riverside or the city centre.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank derekh406
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This was a nice place to walk to and explore. I was out early in the morning and there was almost no one around so it was the perfect time for a walk around the old city of Basel.

Date of experience: September 2018
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