Monuments

Basel, St. Leonhard. Photo: TES.

St. Leonhard Church

The church St. Leonhard was built around 1080. The church bells of the two other parish churches St. Peter and St. Martin and the bells of the cathedral determined the rhythm of life of the inhabitants of medieval Basel from dawn until evening.

The crypt of the Romanesque building survived the earthquake of 18 October 1356, the church was completely destroyed (except for the crypt) and rebuilt in the Gothic style.