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The Spalentor is a symbol of Basel especially since a 50 cents Helvetia stamp from the 1960s depicts the Spalentor. The inner city view of the gate hasn't dramatically changed since 1500, well the tram line is new! I love this gate. When I am...More
Spalentor is one of a few remaining city gates within Basel. This is one of the best looking of the gates but is unfortunately located next to a busy junction on one side and this takes a little away from its spendor.The other side leads...More
Most of the Basel city walls are gone (except for three gates and a stretch of the wall in St. Albans) but the preservation on this wonderful city gate gives you a sense at least of what they must have been like. Basel has lost...More
We walked through or past this gate twice daily on our recent visit to Basel and each time I stopped to look. It is beautiful and really made me think of fairytales - looks particularly stunning lit up at night.