Basel / Switzerland is a city on the Rhine river near the borders with France and Germany. Basel is known for the “Art Basel” annual art fair and a nice sunny weather.
The University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland. The tomb of the famous 16th-century Dutch scholar Erasmus is located in the cathedral while the university houses some of his works.
We start our tour at the viewing point right at the Basel Minster where we also see the Floating pedestrian bridges on the Rhine. Four ferries cross the river throughout the year. We want to visit the Minster yet it’s time for the noon prayers so we return there on another walk ( https://youtu.be/fDk_qwnNGf8 ).
We get to the city center, see Jean Tinguely’s Carnival Fountain. This installation merges sculptural metal machines with waterplays.
As we continue to the old town and Marktplatz, we see the the 16th-century, red-sandstone Town Hall where we also see some of the painted walls.
Finally we head towards the Rhine river, see the older houses there and continue to the Exhibition Center (Messe Basel) where we end this tour.
For another walk in Basel with more of the old town please check out this walking tour: https://youtu.be/fDk_qwnNGf8
Filmed in August 2021
Camera: DJI Pocket 2 in 4K60
Mic: Zoom H1