18 Sights in Basel, Switzerland (with Map and Images)
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St. Paul's Church is a Reformed Church in Basel, Switzerland, part of the Evangelical-Reformed Church of the Canton Basel-Stadt. The church was constructed between May 1898 and November 1901 by Karl Moser (1860–1936) and Robert Curjel, and features a Neo-Romanesque architectural style. The apse is fitted with a stone pulpit that is raised behind a stone communion table. The apse also features a gallery, with a central arch behind the pulpit, in which the organ and choir are placed. It features artwork in Art Nouveau style including relief work on the church exterior above the main entrance by sculptor Carl Burckhardt (1878–1923), mosaics on the inner front wall by Heinrich Altherr (1878–1947) and stained glass windows by Max Laeuger (1864–1952).
2. Museum Kleines Klingental
The Museum Kleines Klingental in Basel is located in the foundation building «Kleines Klingental» of the former nunnery Klingental from 1274 and was founded in 1938/39 as the «Stadt- und Münstermuseum». The museum houses the collection of original sculptures from Basel Minster, which were replaced by copies during restorations. The museum also houses a model of the city of Basel as it looked in the 17th century and a model of the Klingental monastery in the 16th century. The museum is managed by the Cantonal Preservation of Monuments Basel-Stadt.
3. St. Jakobs-Denkmal
The St. Jakobs Memorial is a statue originally erected in 1824 in the Canton Basel, Switzerland in memory of the fallen Swiss soldiers in the Battle of St. Jakob at the Birs of 1444. Due to extensive maintaining costs the government demanded the replacement of the first memorial with one built from a more durable material. In 1872, the current statue, built by the Swiss sculptor Ferdinand Schlöth was erected.
4. Zoologischer Garten Basel
Zoo Basel is a non-profit zoo in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Its official name is Zoologischer Garten Basel — or in English: Basel Zoological Garden. Basel residents affectionately call it Zolli. Its main entrance is just outside Basel's downtown strip of Steinen-Vorstadt and extends in the Birsig stream valley to Basel's city border with Binningen, Basel-Country.
The Matthäuskirche in Basel is an Evangelical Reformed church in the neo-Gothic style, which stands freely on Matthäusplatz in the Matthäus-Quartier. With its 80-metre-high church tower, it is the tallest church in Basel, higher than Basel Minster, St. Anthony's Church and Elisabethenkirche. However, the latter three are topographically higher.
The Elisabethenkirche, or Offene Kirche Elisabethen, is a 19th-century church building in the centre of Basel, next to the Theater Basel, in Switzerland. It is a well detailed example of Swiss Gothic Revival style churches. It has a 72 metres (236 ft) tall bell tower and spire. The tower has internal stairs.
The Skulpturhalle Basel is a museum in Basel, Switzerland, featuring cast replicas of antique sculpture. With around 2,000 casts it is the largest collection of its kind in the country, having tripled in size between 1985 and 2010. Since 1961 the collection has been managed by the Antikenmuseum Basel.
8. Basel Historical Museum – Barfüsserkirche
The Basel Historical Museum is one of the largest and most important museums of its kind in Switzerland and a heritage site of national significance. It opened in 1892. The museum is divided into three buildings within the city of Basel: the Barfüsserkirche, Haus zum Kirschgarten and Musikmuseum.
9. Strassburger Denkmal
The Strassburger memorial is a monument in Basel established in memory of the help the civil population of Strassburg received from Switzerland during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870-1871. It was modeled by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and is located in a park across the Basel railway station.
10. Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Basel (Switzerland) opened in 1980 as the first public museum in Europe exclusively dedicated to the production and practice of contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. It is a heritage site of national significance.
11. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Natural History Museum Basel is a natural history museum in Basel, Switzerland that houses wide-ranging collections focused on the fields of zoology, entomology, mineralogy, anthropology, osteology and paleontology. It has over 7.7 million objects.
12. Museum der Kulturen
The Museum of Cultures in Basel is a Swiss museum of ethnography with large and important collections of artifacts, especially from Europe, the South Pacific, Mesoamerica, Tibet, and Bali. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
The Johanneskirche is an Evangelical Reformed church in the city of Basel, Switzerland. It is located in the Kannenfeld district in the district of St. Johann The church was placed under monument protection in 1996.
14. Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau
The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the oldest public art collection in the world and is generally considered to be the most important museum of art in Switzerland. It is listed as a heritage site of national significance.
15. Rappaz Museum
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The Leonhardskirche is an Evangelical Reformed church in the city of Basel, Germany. The Gothic town and collegiate church is dedicated to St. Leonhard and stands in Grossbasel's old town on Leonhardskirchplatz.
17. Theater Basel
Theater Basel is the municipal theatre of the city of Basel, Switzerland, which is home to the city's opera and ballet companies. The theatre also presents plays and musicals in addition to operas and operettas.
18. Anatomisches Museum
The Anatomical Museum Basel is a museum in the Swiss city of Basel and shows original specimens and wax models of human body areas and organs. It is part of the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Basel.
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