For years the Leonhardskirche was the church beside the Lohnhof prison. Since the closure of the prison in 1995 and its ... More
Church of St. Leonard
For years the Leonhardskirche was the church beside the Lohnhof prison. Since the closure of the prison in 1995 and its subsequent conversion into flats and hotel/restaurant, better times seem arrived. The church itself is part of the fortifications. You can get a wonderful view of the upper part of the building from Barfüsserplatz , from where you can also see the best side of medieval Basel. The crypt is from the 11th Century, but the cloistered church was built in the 14th and 15th Centuries, and so is called late gothic.
The most stunning feature of St Anne's Church is its original Baroque interior, which miraculously survived World War II with
very little damage. As you enter you will see two naves which appear to be the same size but ...
Although mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the oldest parts of the church we now see are the 13th
century tower and 14th century spire. Until specialized university buildings were available, St Mary's was used for university meetings, ...
Peter the Great desired that all Christians, regardless of denomination, were able to worship in a church of their own
faith. Hence, the Church of St. Catherine was established in 1716 and it is now not only the largest ...