Porte St. Alban
Porte St. Alban
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permia
Ireland63,544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It certainly has history on its side, given that it dates from around 1400.

One of the numerous defences and gates on the fortification wall it is one of just a trio that survived the 19th century demolition of the wall.

It is impressive with an intermingling of light and dark stone. Walking through the arch it was interesting to see the formidable paling that would have been lowered when the city was faced with dangers.
Written 28 December 2022
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,549 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Dating back to the14th century, it is one of the three preserved City Gates of Basel. The elegant building stands in a beautiful and peaceful Park. What an awesome scenery.

Though not as famous as the Spalentor, this medieval Gate still deserves a visit.
Written 9 September 2018
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mobymoby1971
Cedar Park, TX49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
The walk from Munsterplatz to St Albans takes you though an old, green neighborhood that evokes the charm of "old world" German neighborhoods, with twisting streets, lots of tall trees, and near absolute quiet. A beautiful old church with a small graveyard lies at the foot of the gate, which sits upon a rocky hilltop. If you walk down the hill from the park-side of the gate, you'll find a small brook with a footbridge and the old medieval city walls of Basel, which you can follow the length of (on wither side) towards the river - then you can walk the embankment all the way to the new bridge. If you like walking tours, stumbling upon cool things, this Gate and it's neighborhood is wonderful
Written 14 March 2019
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Michael H
Chorley, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
Follow the path downhill from the park and it brings you to a section of the old city wall. Some impressive old buildings around here.
Written 25 September 2016
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RCSColumbus
Columbus, OH607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you have the time, it's well worth a walk from Basel's busy Old Town downtown through the quiet, leafy neighborhood of St. Albans with its beautiful homes and cobblestone streets and alleyways. Besides this 13th century city gate, the leisurely ferry across the Rhine and the paper mill museum are nearby and wonderful.
Written 30 June 2019
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Joachim O
Maur, Switzerland144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
St.Alban's Gate is not so well known as the Spalentor. But it is interesting because it is connected to a well preserved part of the fortification that defended the river entrance to the medieval town. Today it is the referance point to the landing place of the cruise boats.
Written 15 April 2019
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Barry A
Colchester, UK1,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
St Albans Tor is situated in a quiet part of Basel not too far from the Rhine. Lovely spot for a picnic and nice place for some photography. Definitely a must see attraction in the outskirts of Basel city.
Written 30 August 2018
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Christopher L
Denver, CO321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Sitting on top of St. Alban's Tor, this gate is not quite as impressive as the Spalentor Gate, but still a nice example. In a quiet park, a short walk (past a part of the city wall) up from the Papermaking Museum.
Written 28 August 2018
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machineryofnight88
Fitzroy, Australia17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
One of the last things to visit during a delightful stroll through the St Alban-Tal Quartier, Basel's "mini Venice". The park through the gateway is fairly underwhelming but has some nice vistas through to the Rhine.
Written 3 August 2017
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Wraxall_Travellers
Bristol, UK1,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
We walked through the lovely area of St albans to this tor, is is quite quaint and worth the walk. There is a viewing point in the park next to it which was good for photographs.
Written 26 December 2016
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