Martinskirche - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 33.531 E 007° 35.307
32T E 393811 N 5268235
Quick Description: The oldest parish church in Basel.
Location:
Date Posted: 6/23/2009 6:18:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM6MZK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Martinskirche was built around 1100, it was heavily damaged and had to be rebuilt almost completely after the earthquake of 1356. 1529 it became a Protestant church. The reformer Johannes Oecolampadius acted as a preacher here.

Traditionally the yearly autumn fair starts with the sound of the bell of this church on 11 o'clock in the last Saturday in October. This has happened without a break since 1471.

Nowadays the church is mainly used as a concert hall, but there are also weekly religious services held there.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1100

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Protestant

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:00 AM

Street address of Church:
Martinskirche
Martinskirchplatz 4
Basel, BS Switzerland
4051


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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