Day 14 : Basel (4) : Rathaus
After spending the morning at the Basel Cathedral we walked to Markplatz and saw a pretty red building. We did not know what it was and walked closer for a better look.
After Basel joined the Swiss Confederation they decided to build a new town hall. The rathaus was built in 1504 – 1514. The oldest part is the three pointed arcades. There were a lot of extensions over the next years. The tower was added in 1899 – 1901.
The walls are decorated with painting with two themes: Law and Legislation as well as Basel’s membership of the Swiss Confederation.
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