Town Wall - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: fi67
N 47° 33.265 E 007° 36.226
32T E 394954 N 5267722
Quick Description: The last remnants of the former town wall are located at the southern bank of the Rhine east of the historic center of Basel.
Location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland
Date Posted: 1/14/2012 6:41:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMDGQR
The town wall of Basel was built between 1362 and 1398 because the town had expanded out of the older wall of the 11th century.
The wall remained intact for over 400 years. In 1859 the city council decided to destroy the wall.
Only this small part of about 150 meters and three towers in different quarters were saved from destruction and were preserved as part of the city's heritage.
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Original photographs showing additional views of the Ruin/Remnant or even just its current condition are encouraged. Please describe your visit, especially if no additional photos are available. Did you like the Ruin or Remnant? What prompted you to see the Ruin or Remnant?
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