"Basel, CH" Basel by dromosapien

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Letziturm

- city watchtower along the Rhine (on the right)

constructed: before 1374

Ausserer Letziturm (background in the center)

- External Last Tower a.k.a. Letzte Ergänzung der Stadtmauer

constructed: 1676
location: St.Alban-Rheinweg

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* Basel / Bâle, population: 170,000 - Swiss Rhine River city at the Switzerland, Germany and France borders.

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Rathaus

- City Hall a.k.a. Roothuus

constructed: 1504-1514, after Basel joined the Swiss Confederation
expanded: 1900 and the tower was added
location: Marktplatz

Spalentor

- the most impressive of the three still existing city gates from the 14th century.

constructed: before 1387
height: 40.3 meters / 132 feet
restored: 1993
location: Spalenvorstadt 46

  • Last visit to Basel: Nov 2011
  • Intro Updated Nov 22, 2011
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