Basel City Hall

Basel Region

The imposing Basel City Hall, located in the middle of the old town, is the seat of the Basel government and parliament. It impresses with its striking red façade, imposing tower and ornate façade paintings.

Basel City Hall

Basel City Hall

Basel City Hall

Basel City Hall

The façade paintings of the Basel Town Hall depict various historical scenes and symbolism. They tell stories from the history of Basel and Switzerland. For example, scenes from the Basel Dance of Death, an allegorical cycle of paintings, can be seen on the façades.

The Dance of Death depicts death, which invites people from different social classes to dance and reminds them of their transience. This depiction is an important artistic and historical element of the town hall’s façade paintings.

The impressive council chambers, the beautiful inner courtyard, the romantic arcades and the imposing tower make a visit to the town hall particularly worthwhile. The building was built to replace the former seat of government after the great earthquake. After Basel joined the Swiss Confederation, the front building was replaced by a representative new building.

The coats of arms of the 12 members with which the canton formed the Confederation at the time were attached to the battlements. In the early 17th century, the town hall was extended and the artist Hans Bock decorated the façade with illusionist paintings. In 1900, the town hall was extended again, this time with a wing on the left and the striking tower on the right.

A visit to Basel City Hall provides an insight into the history and political significance of the city. The ornate rooms and impressive architecture allow visitors to immerse themselves in times gone by and offer a fascinating experience.

Video Basel Town Hall {Rathaus Basel} Switzerland 🇨🇭

Basel Town Hall {Rathaus Basel} Switzerland 🇨🇭

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Video Basel (Switzerland) [2020] | EPIC drone in 4K

Basel (Switzerland) [2020] | EPIC Drone in 4K

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Video My Basel – Cinematic FPV

This summer, we captured Basel from an extraordinary perspective, using an FPV drone to fly between bridges, soar over church spires and swoop down towers. The technology of the FPV drone enables breathtaking shots and takes you on a journey through the skies of this dream city.

My Basel - Cinematic FPV

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