The Gate of Spalen (Spalentor) is a former city gate in the ancient city walls of Basel. One of the three remaining gateways, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful gates of Switzerland.

In October 1356, a major earthquake destroyed the old Basel. Then local people surrounded their newly built city with a high city wall and a moat in front of it. The ring wall had over 40 towers and seven of them were gate towers like the Spalentor (completed in 1473-74).

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Founded: 1473
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Ognian Dimitrov (9 months ago)
Attractive exceptionally well-preserved medieval fortress gate. The area around it is also very interesting.
Igor Fabjan (9 months ago)
The most attractive old town gate with a tower. Worth a small detour.
Mali Mrav (11 months ago)
Nice place to visit
Xristos Tolikas (13 months ago)
it is between the first walls of the city of Basel...it is among the 3 preserved walls that show you the "heritage" of basel.nice and beautiful photos..must see in the town
Kaden Scoles (13 months ago)
One of the most forgotten landmarks in Basel that you can literally walk through and touch.
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