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Wettsteinbrücke

Basel's second-oldest bridge is 371 metres long and is also the longest in the city.

Today, you can comfortably walk from the Kunstmuseum across the Wettsteinbrücke to Museum Tinguely and – on hot days – float down the river beneath the bridge, and you can also travel directly by tram, car or bicycle from the main railway station (Bahnhof SBB) to the German railway station (Badischer Bahnhof) or vice versa. Tip: From the bridge you get a great view of Basel's cathedral – don't forget your camera!

Because of the difference in elevation between Grossbasel and Kleinbasel, the bridge used to be known as the “sloping bridge of Basel” in former times – a humorous allusion to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It takes its real name in homage to the former mayor, Johann Rudolf Wettstein (1594 – 1666).

free entry
freely accessible / always open

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