Gemsberg-Brunnen - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 33.386 E 007° 35.182
32T E 393649 N 5267969
Quick Description: A fountain in the historic center of Basel.
Location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland
Date Posted: 9/8/2010 6:21:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM9NAB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The current fountain was built in 1861, but there are documents about older fountain at this location dating back to the 12th century.

At this time it was one of the largest fountains in Basel. Parts of the town wall had to be demolished and there were 24 horses needed to bring this fountain into town.

There is a cast iron chamois on top because of the name of the street Gemsberg, but the derivation of the street name itself is unclear. It was the first cast iron figure on top of a fountain in Basel.
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