Spalentor (City Gate), Basel

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  • It is difficult to see the gate from the inside, I did that once. If it is but at the autumn fair or the Saturday flea market at St. Peter's square, can visit the door well even from outside and then shooting one of the first mail box from Basel. Common saying: you know why the Spalentor has a coloured roof? Well, so it's not raining
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  • Nice place to visit for a quick photo if you are in the area, does not seem to be open or have tours, but looks nice if you can avoid a pic with traffic?  more »
  • Was worth making the effort to walk there, very interesting history. Amazing how far back this dates.  more »
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  • Albeit this is at the edge of the old town definitely worth the walk/tram ride here.
  • It's a pretty building, and it's interesting to go through it - but there's not that much to see, to be honest. It is, however, really easy to get to with the trams.
  • For me the most impressive Portals that remain.
  • It has the original wooden gate and lock.
  • Although this building is not in the real "centre" of the old town it is definitely worth the walk.

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