AOL Travel
Print

Spalentor, Basel

Spalentor - Basel, Switzerland
Spalentor
Schönbeinstrasse, Basel, Switzerland 4051Map
Am äusseren Ende der Spalenvorstadt
+41 61 267 4365 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Old Town Center
Overview

The expansion of the city in the 19th century meant the end of the medieval walls and its seven entrances. However, the most beautiful of them, the Spalentor, remains. Erected in the 14th century, this gate still possesses a very impressive oak portcullis. Just inside lies a copy of the city's customs decree of 1795, a great piece of history. The gate is adorned with beautiful glass tiles and humorous 15th century figures. The originals can be viewed in the Museum of History.

Write a Review

How would you rate your overall experience with Spalentor?
Spalentor General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Spalentor: Tram 3
AOL Traveler Rating
0 POSITIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
0 NEGATIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
ADVERTISEMENT