Spalentor

This red sandstone gate was constructed during the 14th century. In its origin it ­belonged to the exterior belt of fortification surrounding Basel. Thanks to this gate, Basel and Alsace could communicate with each ­other and this contributed to improve the commercial exchanges between Switzerland and France.

Beyeler foundation

The museum was opened on 18th October 1997 in Riehen near Basle. The new building was designed in 3 parts by Renzo Piano, the Genoese architect of international renown, who designed also the Pompidou Centre in Paris. An expansion of the museum was opened in 2000. The entire museum was funded by the Foundation, created…

Basle Cathedral

The cathedral is a late Romanesque – early Gothic monument. The cathedral has been built mainly in red sandstone and dates back to the 12th century. Fires, earthquakes and bad weather in general have considerably damaged this marvellons cathedral. It has therefore frequently been necessary to restore sone parts of the structure and unfortunately enough,…