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Open Church Basel

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The Open Church is a postconfessionalist church for each and everybody whatever they believe in. Wether you are looking for silence or for a lively disco: We cater to your needs. The church opens on weekdays at 10am and closes at 7pm. Our café...more
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Elisabethenstrasse 10-14 | Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 272 03 43
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

When we visited the Church was being prepared for an event but we were able to wander round and enjoy the beautiful windows and some nativity related sculptures. Despite the activity that was going on there was a peaceful atmosphere about the place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 10 November 2018

I visited this church after visiting the Historical Museum down the block. There was a service going on, so I wandered around for a while until it was over. The interior of the church is rather plan, befitting a Lutheran church which I guess it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Spectacular architecture within a short stroll from the Cathedral, Basel Munster. Entry is without charge and restrooms are available. This church adds another beautiful dimension to the Basel profile and photos are well worth the time of its quaint, yet majestic architecture, both inside and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DrAustinLouis
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We were with the Taizé community, the European encounter of Christians. This is the church we visited several times. Amazing construction, vitrified glass artwork. Enchanting.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Anamarija J
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Thank you very much, Anamarija, and a good onward journey: Frank and the church-team!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

The church is used as a type of "open community" church. It is not attached to any one particular religion. Very pretty inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beautiful church with no entry fee, and great architecture. There is also a cafe if you are hungry with outdoor seating.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank colinrose10
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Dear Colinrose: Thank your for your review of our building and concept. We appreciate that very much. All the best for your journey. Get home safe! Best: Frank and the Church-Team!

Reviewed 20 May 2018

An inclusive, socially involved and caring, welcoming church. Quite a new way of using church space to benefit and involve 5he community.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Randaia
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

We feel completely understood, dear Randaia, and wish you a safe onward journey and enriched homecoming!

Reviewed 2 February 2018

That's what we found also in the very center of the old Basel, a very nice and elegant Gothic Kirche Elizabethen. It is not so old sanctuary, dating from the second half of nineteenth century when it was built and now located, here in the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Oleg Y
Frank L, Geschäftsführer at Open Church Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Dear Oleg! We feel understood and very carefully described by your words! Have a safe onward journey and get back home safely!

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a church, and with so much going on outside you might just walk past it. However, as you approach from the front door (it looks shut. It’s open, just try the door) you’ll open it to a church come...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a not so big but quite a beautiful church. There was a small cafe too. (It’s a bit weird for me to see a cafe just in the church). We walked 230 steps up to the top and enjoyed a stunning view. But the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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