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ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 1, Basel–Aesch (BL)
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 1, Basel–Liestal
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 1, Basel, Schifflände–Riehen, Hörnli
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 3, Haltingen (D)–Basel, Schifflände
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Wiesenweg
Wiesenweg
Route 482, Basel, Badischer Bahnhof–Riehen
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Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 1, Basel–Aarau
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 10, Basel–Kleinhüningen (Grenze)–Rotterdam
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel
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Jura Bike
Basel
City Hall and Marktplatz

City Hall and Marktplatz

The Marktplatz is dominated by the City Hall (Rathaus), seat of the city council and government of the canton of Basel-City. The council chambers, the inner courtyard, the arcades and the tower are particularly worth seeing.
The City Hall has been located in this place since the 14th century, well away from the seat of the former ruler, the Prince-Bishop, who resided on Cathedral Hill. This separation shows that the burghers of the town, with their then growing economic strength, sought independence from the bishop. It was also the craftsmen organised into 15 guilds who in 1501 carried through the council's decision to join the Swiss Confederation. To this occasion, at the beginning of the 16th century the front part of the City Hall was replaced by a new building. The battlements were adorned with the emblems of the 12 cantons that then constituted the confederation along with Basel.

At the beginning of the 17th century the Rathaus was enlarged and the facade was adorned with mock architecture by Hans Bock. In 1900, the wing on the extreme left and the tower on the right were added to the Rathaus. At the same time the old rear building from the 14th century was demolished and replaced by a new structure.
The Marktplatz is dominated by the City Hall (Rathaus), seat of the city council and government of the canton of Basel-City. The council chambers, the inner courtyard, the arcades and the tower are particularly worth seeing.
The City Hall has been located in this place since the 14th century, well away from the seat of the former ruler, the Prince-Bishop, who resided on Cathedral Hill. This separation shows that the burghers of the town, with their then growing economic strength, sought independence from the bishop. It was also the craftsmen organised into 15 guilds who in 1501 carried through the council's decision to join the Swiss Confederation. To this occasion, at the beginning of the 16th century the front part of the City Hall was replaced by a new building. The battlements were adorned with the emblems of the 12 cantons that then constituted the confederation along with Basel.

At the beginning of the 17th century the Rathaus was enlarged and the facade was adorned with mock architecture by Hans Bock. In 1900, the wing on the extreme left and the tower on the right were added to the Rathaus. At the same time the old rear building from the 14th century was demolished and replaced by a new structure.

City Hall and Marktplatz

Adresse

Basel Tourismus
Aeschenvorstadt 36
4010 Basel
Tel. +41 (0)61 268 68 68
info@basel.com
www.basel.com

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Cydonia Bett & Brot
Cydonia Bett & Brot
Basel
DASBREITEHOTEL
DASBREITEHOTEL
Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Basel
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Basel
Hotel Stücki
Hotel Stücki
Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Basel
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 1, Basel–Aesch (BL)
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 1, Basel–Liestal
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 1, Basel, Schifflände–Riehen, Hörnli
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 3, Haltingen (D)–Basel, Schifflände
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Wiesenweg
Wiesenweg
Route 482, Basel, Badischer Bahnhof–Riehen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 1, Basel–Aarau
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 10, Basel–Kleinhüningen (Grenze)–Rotterdam
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike