The exterior of Basel Munster is of dark red sandstone, but the interiors are sober. The cathedral is a mix of Gothic exteriors and Romanesque interiors. `Not many elaborate carvings inside, but the stain glass windows are breath taking. Such colors and contrasts, the series depict the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. These stain glass art date from the nineteenth century onwards.
The church was partially damaged in 1356 due to a massive earthquake, there after it was restored in Gothic style. The southern facade of the church has several interesting statues. The sculpted image below is that of the emperor, depicted as a young and beardless man carrying a church model in his arms.