19 April, 2008

Basel Münster Postcard

The Basel Münster (Basler Münster) is one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel. Originally a Catholic cathedral and today a reformed Protestant church, it was built between 1019 and 1500 in Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Basel Münster Postcard

The late Romanesque building was destroyed by the 1356 Basel earthquake and rebuilt by Johannes Gmünd. This building was extended from 1421 by Ulrich von Ensingen, architect of the cathedral towers at Ulm and Strasbourg. 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.

SOURCE:
Basel M
ünster Wikipedia Entry

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