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Strassburger Denkmal

4051 Basel, Switzerland


About Strassburger Denkmal

The Strasbourg monument in Basel stands on the Centralbahnplatz near the SBB train station and commemorates the humanitarian aid during the siege of Strasbourg in the Franco-German War.  The monument, created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in 1895, was donated by the French Baron Hervé de Gruyer , as thanks for the Swiss support of the population of the heavily shelled French city of Strasbourg in neighboring Alsace.

Attractions near Strassburger Denkmal

Offene Kirche Elisabethen0.42km from Strassburger Denkmal

The Elisabethenkirche, or Offene Kirche Elizabethan, is a 19th-century church building in the centre of Basel, next to the Theater Basel, in Switzerland.  It is a well-detailed example of Swiss Gothic Revival style churches. It has a 72 metres tall bell tower and spire. The tower has internal stairs. Today the church is home of the first Swiss "OpenChurch" or Offene Kirche Elizabethan. One of the main pilgrimage centre in Basel.

Hammering Man0.49km from Strassburger Denkmal

Hammering Man is a series of monumental kinetic sculptures by Jonathan Borofsky. The two-dimensional painted steel sculptures were designed at different scales, were painted black, and depict a man with a motorized arm and hammer movement to symbolize workers throughout the world.

Swiss Architecture Museum0.52km from Strassburger Denkmal

Swiss Architecture Museum is the Swiss leading institution dedicated to public exhibitions and outreach programs about modern contemporary architecture. the museum issues publications and holds special events in conjunction with the exhibitions. Its premises are located within the Kunsthalle Basel.

Birsig0.52km from Strassburger Denkmal

The Birsig is a fairly small river in eastern France and northern Switzerland. The source is in the village of Biederthal, in the French Haut-Rhin department, near the Swiss border. Birsig is about 21 kilometers long, and the water separation area is around 82 square kilometers. It flows variably through Swiss and French territory and through the Birsig Valley. It was one of the beautiful places in this area and also a picnic spot.

Kunsthalle Basel0.53km from Strassburger Denkmal

Kunsthalle Basel is dedicated to exhibiting, discussing, and reflecting on the art of the present. It was founded in 1872. Kunsthalle Basel is well known for its presentation of thought-provoking new artworks and display methodologies, as well as for its wide range of public programs that include artist talks, performances, and film screenings.

Toy Worlds Museum Basel0.57km from Strassburger Denkmal

The Dollhouse Museum in Basel is the largest museum of its kind in Europe. Now known as the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel. The museum is located at Barfüsserplatz in the city center. The museum displays over 6,000 exhibits in arranged vignettes. It also regularly organizes special exhibitions on individual themes. In particular, the teddy bear collection is unique the world over in terms of variety and quality.

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The Canton of Basel-Stadt, established in 1833, is the most densely populated canton in Switzerland. The Carnival of Basel is a major cultural event in the year. The carnival is one of the biggest in Switzerland and attracts large crowds.