- Address: Spalenvorstadt, 4056 Basel, Switzerland, 4056
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +41-612686868
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Not many know this, but in the medieval days, Basel was a walled city complete with city gates. Three of these city gates still stand and the most beautiful and grandest one of them all is the Gate of Spalen, or the Spalentor. A historical landmark in the city, the city gate presents a piece of story of how Basel was in the 14th century. Don’t miss out on the Basel Coat of Arms that dominates the top of the gate.
Spalentor Travel Tips
- Since the Spalentor is placed at in an open space, it has no business hours.
How to Reach Spalentor
- Basel, Spalentor (bus/tram station)
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86.77% of people who visit Basel include Spalentor in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
32.49% of people start their Spalentor visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Spalentor
62.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Spalentor
Spalentor Reviews & Ratings
Absolutely, the most beautiful part of Basel! Full of visible historical landmarks and quirky shops (like Johann Wanner Christmas shop), cafes and restaurants. Picture perfect!!
A Beautiful Structure build. Very old. I went with my classmates there!
Its a big gate tower, impressive, in really good condition take a photo off you go
Supposed to be a three star Hotel, but seemed more like a 4 star. Could only imagine how nice a 5 star hotel in Basel is. Beautiful hotel and close to historical district. Amazing staff. Would recommend to anyone visiting Basel, Switzerland.
The Spalentor is the end of my favourite street in Basel. I reccomend that you walk from the Universität to here through the beautiful street leading to it. The Spalentor itself is very pretty and one of the remnants of the very old part of the town. I take all my visitors there and recommend to walk by it if you can.