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.

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,…