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ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 1, Basel–Aesch (BL)
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 1, Basel–Liestal
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 1, Basel, Schifflände–Riehen, Hörnli
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 3, Haltingen (D)–Basel, Schifflände
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Wiesenweg
Wiesenweg
Route 482, Basel, Badischer Bahnhof–Riehen
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Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 1, Basel–Aarau
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 10, Basel–Kleinhüningen (Grenze)–Rotterdam
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Dreiland-Radweg
Dreiland-Radweg
Stage 1, Liestal–Rodersdorf
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Basel
Basler Cathedral

Basler Cathedral

Basel Cathedral is one of the most significant late-Gothic buildings on the upper Rhine. The prominent location on cathedral hill, the terrace facing the Rhine supported by an imposing wall, the palatinate and cathedral square are an invitation to take a break.
The Münsterhügel (Cathedral Hill) has been continually settled since the first century BC. At that time, a Celtic oppidum, a town-like fortified settlement was erected. Whilst military structures from Roman times can be verified, there are few traces dating from the Early Middle Ages. A bishop’s church is first documented in the 9th century, and Basel was declared a city at the turn of the 1st millennium.

Fortified walls were built in the late 11th century. The foundations for the expansion of the city into Kleinbasel and the traffic junction at the bend in the Rhine were laid with the building of the Mittleren Brücke (middle bridge) in 1225. The earthquake of 1356 caused considerable damage to the whole city. The former four square towers of the cathedral and its choir collapsed.

Three sides of the cathedral square are flanked by former canons’ houses with baroque facades, now civic buildings. The square is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is complemented by the small cathedral square at the Gallus gate, where the passageway to the palatinate is found. From there, wonderful views extend to the Rhine, Kleinbasel, Sundgau and the Black Forest.
Basel Cathedral is one of the most significant late-Gothic buildings on the upper Rhine. The prominent location on cathedral hill, the terrace facing the Rhine supported by an imposing wall, the palatinate and cathedral square are an invitation to take a break.
The Münsterhügel (Cathedral Hill) has been continually settled since the first century BC. At that time, a Celtic oppidum, a town-like fortified settlement was erected. Whilst military structures from Roman times can be verified, there are few traces dating from the Early Middle Ages. A bishop’s church is first documented in the 9th century, and Basel was declared a city at the turn of the 1st millennium.

Fortified walls were built in the late 11th century. The foundations for the expansion of the city into Kleinbasel and the traffic junction at the bend in the Rhine were laid with the building of the Mittleren Brücke (middle bridge) in 1225. The earthquake of 1356 caused considerable damage to the whole city. The former four square towers of the cathedral and its choir collapsed.

Three sides of the cathedral square are flanked by former canons’ houses with baroque facades, now civic buildings. The square is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is complemented by the small cathedral square at the Gallus gate, where the passageway to the palatinate is found. From there, wonderful views extend to the Rhine, Kleinbasel, Sundgau and the Black Forest.

Basler Cathedral

Adresse

Basel Tourismus
Aeschenvorstadt 36
4010 Basel
Tel. +41 (0)61 268 68 68
info@basel.com
www.basel.com

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Cydonia Bett & Brot
Cydonia Bett & Brot
Basel
DASBREITEHOTEL
DASBREITEHOTEL
Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Basel
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Basel
Hotel Stücki
Hotel Stücki
Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Basel
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 1, Basel–Aesch (BL)
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 1, Basel–Liestal
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 1, Basel, Schifflände–Riehen, Hörnli
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 3, Haltingen (D)–Basel, Schifflände
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Wiesenweg
Wiesenweg
Route 482, Basel, Badischer Bahnhof–Riehen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 1, Basel–Aarau
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 10, Basel–Kleinhüningen (Grenze)–Rotterdam
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Dreiland-Radweg
Dreiland-Radweg
Stage 1, Liestal–Rodersdorf
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike