Cathedral Interior, likely Basel Minster, Basel, Switzerland

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Description

Originally a Catholic cathedral and today a Reformed Protestant church, Basel Minster was built between 1019 and 1500 in Romanesque and Gothic styles. The late Romanesque building, destroyed by the 1356 Basel earthquake, was rebuilt by Johannes Gmünd, who was at the same time employed for building the Freiburg Münster. Ulrich von Ensingen, architect of the towers at the Ulm Minster and the Strasbourg Cathedral, extended the building from 1421. Hans von Nußdorf completed the southern tower in 1500.

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Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Basler Münster

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Cathedrals

  • Churches

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • 15th century

  • Romanesque

  • Gothic

Place of Creation
  • Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

  • +47.55839+7.57327

  • Basel

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

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