St. Paul's Church

Basel, Switzerland

St. Paul's Church (Pauluskirche) was constructed between 1898 and 1901 by Karl Moser (1860–1936) and Robert Curjel and features a Neo-Romanesque architectural style. The apse is fitted with a stone pulpit that is raised behind a stone communion table. The apse also features a gallery, with a central arch behind the pulpit, in which the organ and choir are placed.

It features artwork in Art Nouveau style including relief work on the church exterior above the main entrance by sculptor Carl Burckhardt (1878–1923), mosaics on the inner front wall by Heinrich Altherr (1878–1947) and stained glass windows by Max Laeuger (1864–1952).

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Founded: 1898-1901
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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B. W (5 months ago)
30.08.21 Why my Sister. I will always carry you in my heart as my Sister. R.I.P 08/30/1958 to 08/28/2021 We all miss you so much Ingrid.
Omar Rachid (5 months ago)
Absolutely magnificent!
Shweta Singh (9 months ago)
Cherry blossom !!
Xristos Tolikas (2 years ago)
beautiful church..but as i think these churches are not so glamourouw from inside..but from the outside it is perfect also because of the place..i liked it..also it is really close to markthalle
Marisa Mey (3 years ago)
Beautiful neo-classic church, gorgeous from the inside and outside. They also have concerts here. The church is located in a nice and green park only a short walk from the center of the city and the train station. It is a place of peace and quiet.
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