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While in Basel, we tried to find all the old city gates. We like historic architecture. It's interesting to see these old (1300s-1400s) gates in the midst of the modern city. I highly recommend studying maps to see where the old city walls were located....More
On the advice of the GAIA hotel, we began our second day in Basel riding the tram from the central station to a stop directly in front of the City Gate. The 15th century gate itself is impressive as the lead entrance into the old...More
The Spalentor is a symbol of Basel especially since a 50 cents Helvetia stamp from the 1960s depicts the Spalentor. The inner city view of the gate hasn't dramatically changed since 1500, well the tram line is new! I love this gate. When I am...More