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Martinskirche

Martinskirchpl. 4, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

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About Martinskirche

The Martinskirche is an Evangelical Reformed church in the city of Basel. It stands on the northern end of the cathedral hill and is considered to be the oldest parish church in Basel. The church also serves as a historic concert hall and stage for numerous events. A bell in the Martinskirche traditionally rings in the Basel Autumn Fair on the opening Saturday.



Attractions near Martinskirche

Middle Bridge, Basel0.07km from Martinskirche

Hardly another monument in the city of Basel has become such a symbol of the city as the Middle Bridge. Opened in 1226, it is one of the oldest Rhine crossings between Lake Constance and the North Sea. The Middle Bridge was initially used for local traffic, in conjunction with the development of the route over the Gotthard Pass as an international trade route, in the 14th century it gained significance as a crossing over the Rhine for international trade.

Basel Town Hall0.08km from Martinskirche

The Basel Town Hall is a 500-year-old building dominating the Marktplatz in Basel, Switzerland.  The Town Hall houses the meetings of the Cantonal Parliament as well as the Cantonal Government of the canton of Basel-Stadt.  The Great Council Chamber at one time featured a series of frescoes painted in 1522 by Hans Holbein the Younger, which have been lost. Fragments of the work as well as some of the initial drawings are kept in the Kunstmuseum.

The museum embodies a scientific collection from the 1920s that has survived to the present day and is unique in Switzerland. Here - where Erasmus once came from Rotterdam and Paracelsus - you can discover old remedies and medicines, scales and weights, arts and crafts, herbal books, amulets, magnificent ceramic vessels, entire laboratories, and pharmacies. A sight not only for experts but also for laymen. It is one of the unique attractions in this area and it is worth visiting.

Museum of Natural History Basel0.19km from Martinskirche

With a heritage dating back over 300 years, the Natural History Museum Basel in Basel, Switzerland, houses wide-ranging collections primarily focused on the fields of zoology, entomology, mineralogy, anthropology, osteology, and paleontology. Its mission is to expand, conserve, explore, document, and communicate the over 7.7 million objects in its holdings, which are conceived as an “Archive of Life”.

Museum of Cultures0.23km from Martinskirche

The Museum der Kulturen Basel ranks among the leading ethnographic museums in Europe. The impressive collections including artifacts of world renown reflect the vast and varied scope of human ways of life. It shows its collection several times a year. Three permanent and various special exhibitions are concerned with the here and now. They provide various changes of perspective and allow visitors to see the world from a different angle, where the familiar all of a sudden takes on a new meaning.

Museum Kleines Klingental0.36km from Martinskirche

This museum is housed in the historical rooms of the former Klingental Dominican convent and features original medieval sculptures from Basel Cathedral, a 17th-century model of the city, and the history of the convent itself. It houses the collection of original sculptures from Basel Minster , which were replaced by copies during restoration work. The museum also houses a model of the city of Basel as it looked in the 17th century and a model of the Klingental monastery in the 16th century.

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The Canton of Basel-Stadt, established in 1833, is the most densely populated canton in Switzerland. The Carnival of Basel is a major cultural event in the year. The carnival is one of the biggest in Switzerland and attracts large crowds.