500 years ago, scholars from all over Europe came to Basel to debate, print their writings and further their careers at the university. The traces of their work are still present in the city today. Less obvious is the work of women writers. The literary walk through Basel's old town takes us to diary poets, salon ladies, children's book authors, feminist fighters - and to eleven thousand virgins. We cross the paths of Lisa Wenger, Cécile Ines Loos, Meta von Salis, Iris von Roten, Charlotte Louise Staehelin-Burckhardt, Thea Sternheim and others and let ourselves be rocked on the ferry across the Rhine in between.
Photo: Portrait of Cécile Ines Loos (1883-1959) Photo Lothar Jeck (1898-1983)
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