BASEL City Hall (Rathaus) - Courtyard 1 - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
The BASEL City Hall with its red sandstone walls, colorful roof and two slender towers, has dominated the town for centuries. The building is the seat of the Canton of Basel-City government which has at the same time the civic purposes.
BASEL City Hall (Rathaus) - Courtyard 1 - FURTHER INFORMATION
BASEL City Hall (Rathaus) - Courtyard 1 - Basel visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'BASEL City Hall (Rathaus) - Courtyard 1' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Basel-Stadt.
The BASEL City Hall (Rathaus) is located in Marktplatz since the 14th century. The Red City Hall is a Renaissance building, was built in 1507-13 as a prestigious building to mark the acceptance of Basel in the Swiss Confederation. Due to its solid construction, the building survived the 1356 earthquake that destroyed a large part of Basel, suffering only some damage to the crowns of the towers. The City Hall hosted at this majestic building, richly decorated with red sandstone, has become the most significant historical building of Basel.
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TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Basel/Mulhouse International Airport
Train: Basel SBB Station