Since 1904, a monumental statue of Joachim von Watt (1484-1551) known as Vadian has stood on the location of the former City Hall that was demolished in 1877.
This fountain, created by Toggenburg sculptor August Bösch and placed on the Lindenplatz in 1896, is a reminder of the times when the city was supplied with water from Lake Constance.
The largest natural history museum in Switzerland. Amphibians and birds, dinosaurs and animal life from the five continents.
Basel is open to all that is new. This is particularly evident by the abundance of top-class contemporary architecture that can be discovered in the city.