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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  • Nice tower within a lovely housing area and next to the botanical garden. During Xmas season all streets are beautifully decorated. Worth a stroll
  • It's a nice building from the outside and it attests great building skill. I would have loved to see the inside and climb it. It's a nice walk to the place, but if you can't go up, I think it's not a must do in the city.
  • Of course, it's not a big city gate. However, its design is quite beautiful and colorful.
  • So pretty and always calm, a relaxing part of the midtown area
  • Great history at this stop. It's a must see.

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