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You might not have visited a smaller museum than Hoosesagg in Basel, Switzerland. Framed in a glass window measuring two-by-two-foot in a door, is this tiny museum that exhibits palm size collections varying from toothbrushes to toys. Something that started as a way to avoid peek ins from the tourists, that walk through the narrow pedestrian alley of Imbergasslein, turned into a small museum displaying art and collections. The walking or guided tours would often stop by the house for its historical and notable architecture, hence the owner decided to create a display window to maintain privacy. Now the tourists stop by for the trendy and wonderful exhibitions of pocket-sized collectibles that decorate the display for a month or two. It might be the smallest museum but surely easy to spot.
Basler Kinder Theater hosts educating and entertaining plays for children with an aim to introduce these young minds to the entertaining world of theater. And the whole experience does not end at merely watching a play. In fact, a small talk is conducted between the theater manager and the children at the end of each play. Besides letting the children's imagination run wild, this activity also improves the socializing skills of these kids at a very young age. All in all, a fun package for these tiny tots!
Romantic and beautiful, this is the typical Basel feeling that is easy to catch on a walk in the area of Nadelberg. It's not exactly a mountain but a shopping and residential area in the inner city that is "hilly". Starting at the "Marktplatz", you can explore nice little shops from fashion to design. Nearly all the buildings date from the middle ages and if you pass through some of the quieter alleys, you'll get a peaceful feeling. If you mound it totally, you will find the main university building and one of the ancient city wall gates ("Spalentor"). In the other direction you will find the former jail "Lohnhof" that now offers an exhibition on historical music instruments, a restaurant and a jazz club.
The Fischmarktbrunnen, built towards the end of the 14th Century, was quickly heralded as the most beautiful fountain in Northern Europe. The fountain is dodecagonal, with a Gothic centrepiece, the original of which can now be found in the Historical Museum. Above the four solid gargoyles, stand angels either with musical instruments or weapons. The large figure represent Peter, Mary, and John. The other smaller figures are other saints and prophets. The traffic which flies around the fountain is a slight distraction, so may want to visit when it is a bit quieter on a Sunday afternoon, for example.