Museum Kleines Klingental,
Unterer Rheinweg 26, 4058Basel
Our life is not possible without trees. The 1000-year history of the Basel city tree comes to life in the exhibition.
The importance of the city tree is closely related to its origin in the forest, from which many tree myths have developed, because our life is not possible without trees. This is expressed in the exhibition. Early on, the court lime tree symbolizes the prosperity and protection of the medieval community. In the various phases of urban development, the tree is repeatedly at the centre of attention as a means of urban beautification, as an expression of the spirit of the age and as a form of design in green spaces. It was not until cemeteries were converted and city walls were razed that the idea of urban green spaces was linked to the architectural statement of new urban planning, which today is under the auspices of problematic global warming.
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