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The Peterskirche was first documented in 1219, although there had been a religious building on the site during the Carolingian period. The oldest remaining parts of the church, the west wall and the choir's area, come from the middle of the 13th Century. The nave was built at least a hundred years later. In the following years there were a whole catalogue of alterations. In the 15th Century, a sandstone tower was added and there are Gothic murals from circa 1360 in the southern aisle.
Schönes Haus is a beautiful old house in Basel which was built in the 14th century by its first owner Konrad Ludwig. Miraculously it survived the disastrous earthquake of 1356 which reduced most of the city to rubble. A number of paintings are still visible in 2 of the rooms in this house; images of the signs of the Zodiac, mythical creatures and fairies grin down at you as you walk through this historic house. Over the ages, it has been constantly reinvented and the myriad of architectural styles shine through till this day. Well worth a visit!
Jewish Museum of Switzerland pays a fitting tribute to the Jewish culture by way of exotic displays that illustrate old world Jewish charm,thanks to a plethora of artifacts and objects. Explore the Jewish calendar, their way of dressing, facets of their daily life, tombstones among other interesting facts of their life. Glimpse into their historical-social backgrounds as you trace their development as a religious group.
Here the visitor learns everything about fire fighting techniques from the 13th to the 20th century.
Predigerkirche is located in the Quartier suburbs of Basel. Built between 1233-1237, the church has operated as a Dominican Order's monastery church until 1529 and also as French reformed church - Leutkirche. During the 19th Century, this church was taken over by Christian Catholic organization to reconstruct it as Old Catholic Church. The interiors are of special note at this church, especially the three icons of Jesus to the Virgin Mary, Archangel Gabriel and Michael.
Don't visit this museum if you shy away from dried frogs and other animal that have been reduced to a powder! Do visit if you want to find out what has been used for medicinal purposes in the past. Greats such as Erasmus von Rotterdam and Paracelus have worked in Zum Vorderen Sessel, the house in which the Swiss Apothecary Museum is today accommodated. Apothecaries, historic medicines, microscopes, laboratory equipment and a range of utensils displayed in display cases and glass-fronted cabinets bring the past to life as visitors make their way around the museum's nooks and crannies.