Basel - tourist attractions

markerA Basel Town Hall The Town Hall has been located in this place since the 14th century, well away from the seat of the former ruler of the city, the Prince-Bishop, who resided on the Cathedral Hill. This separation shows that the burghers of the town, with their growing economic strength in the 14th century, sought in... Basel Town Hall - photo
markerB Basel Münster The Basel Münster (Basler Münster) is one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel. It adds definition to the cityscape with its red sandstone architecture and coloured roof tiles, its two slim towers and the cross-shaped intersection of the main roof. The Münster is... Basel Münster - photo
markerC Tinguely Fountain Tinguely Fountain - in a shallow pool 19 cm deep, 16 m wide and 19 m long, cast in black mastic asphalt the artist placed nine black figures driven by low-voltage current that spout water as they move. These nine iron eminences cheerfully converse with one another like the mimes, actors and dancers ... Tinguely Fountain - photo
markerD Basel SBB railway station Basel SBB is the central railway station in the city of Basel in Switzerland. Trains operated by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to destinations within Switzerland use this station, as well as Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express (ICE) trains to Germany as well as Zürich and Interlaken. Former Cisalpino... Basel SBB railway station - photo
markerE Kunstmuseum Basel The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the largest and most significant public art collection in Switzerland, and is listed as a heritage site of national significance. Its lineage extends back to the Amerbach Cabinet purchased by the city of Basel in 1661, which made it the first municipally owned museum. It... Kunstmuseum Basel - photo
markerF Gate of Spalen The Gate of Spalen (Spalentor) is a former city gate in the ancient city walls of Basel, Switzerland. One of the three remaining gateways, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful gates of Switzerland. The gate is a landmark of Basel and a heritage site of national significance. Gate of Spalen - photo
markerG Basler Messeturm The Basler Messeturm (Basel Trade Fair Tower), located in Basel was the Switzerland's tallest building until 2010, when a higher skyskraper was built in Zürich. It has 32 floors and is 105 m (344 ft) tall. It was completed in 2003. A bar called "Bar Rouge" ("red bar") can be found on the top floor,... Basler Messeturm - photo
markerH Synagogue in Basel Synagogue in Basel - a synagogue located in Basel, Switzerland. It is now a religious and cultural center of Basel Jews. The synagogue was built between 1866 - 1869, designed by Hermann Gauss in a moorish and neo-Byzantine styles. The synagogue went through a couple of times repairs and reconstructi... Synagogue in Basel - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 47.5667, 7.6
Approximate population: 4,000

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Famous architects born in the city