Lucius Munatius Plancus (87 BC to 15 AD)
Lucius Munatius Plancus was a Roman general, consul and is considered one of the legendary founders of Basel. He served, among other things, under Gaius Iulius Caesars as a legate in the Gallic War. After Caesar’s assassination, he later sided with the future emperor Augustus.
Karl Barth (1886 – 1968)
Protestant Reformed theologian from Switzerland according to pharmacylib; In his honor, St. Alban-Ring Platz was renamed Karl Barth Platz at the beginning of the 1970s; Barth died in his native Basel in 1968
Jakob I. Bernoulli (1655 – August 16, 1705)
Swiss mathematician and physicist who, among other things, contributed significantly to the development of probability theory. He also wrote the Bernoulli equations for the relationship between static, dynamic and total pressure. He died in 1705 in his native Basel
Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (1818 – 1897)
important Swiss humanist and cultural historian; In 1897 he died in his native Basel
Erasmus (Desiderius) of Rotterdam (1466 – 1536)
One of the most important humanists of his time; he died in Basel in 1536, where the Erasmusplatz and the Erasmushaus were named after him
Roger Federer (born 1981 in Basel)
Federer is considered the best tennis player of all time. By July 2009 he won a total of 15 Grand Slam tournaments including the Wimledon tournament six times. In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 he was voted World Sportsman of the Year.
Burkhard von Fenis (around 1040-1107)
Burgundian nobleman and Bishop of Basel (1072-1107)
Johann Froben (around 1460 – 1527)
important printer and publisher of the city who died in Basel in 1527
Karl Theodor Jaspers (1883 – 1969)
important German psychiatrist and philosopher; took Swiss citizenship in 1967 and died in Basel in 1969
Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961)
founder of analytical psychology; attended the Gymnaiusm on Münsterplatz in Basel and studied medicine in Basel from 1895
Marthe Keller (born 1945)
Swiss actress from Basel; she played in Der Marathon-Mann (1976), in theater and TV productions, among others; since 1999 she has directed several operas
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)
one of the most important German philosophers; he also distinguished himself as a classical philologist; Nietzsche had taught the upper classes at the grammar school on Münsterplatz in Basel and at the University of Basel
Johannes Oekolampad (1482 – 1531)
Swiss theologian and humanist; he was the reformer of Basel
Paracelsus (1493 – 1541)
Paracelsus, who was actually born as Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, worked as a city doctor in Basel from 1527 to 1528. He is considered one of the most important physicians of his time
Karl Schefold ( 1905-1999 )
archaeologist from Basel
Basel: excursions in the area
Corbusier Church in Ronchamp
The pilgrimage chapel Notre-Dame du Haut is one of the most important works of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
He built the church in the 1950s on the site of the previous building that was destroyed during World War II. The church is only about 70 km from Basel, not far from the town of Belfort in France.
This cathedral, consecrated in 1681, belongs to the municipality of Arlesheim (Baselland) and is definitely worth a visit. Since 1812 it has been the local parish church.
Anyone visiting Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland and the country’s political center, for the first time will be amazed by its fantastic location.
Wooded mountains surround a city on all sides, the shape of which is shaped by the so-called “Zurich Acropolis”, the right half of the well-preserved old town on the banks of the river.
In 1983 the beautiful, medieval old town of Bern was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This was not without reason, as the Swiss federal city has fantastic stone witnesses to medieval architecture.
These are composed of up to 400 year old wells, lovable sandstone constructions and towers that have experienced a fortified city history.
In the valley of the Dreisam river lies the southernmost and sunniest city in Germany, with a small-town flair and cosmopolitan citizens. The high quality of life in the border triangle of Germany, France and Switzerland, the beautiful region of the Black Forest with its mild climate and the rich cultural offer mean that many international visitors find their way to the university and thus also student city.
This small but beautiful medieval town is half Swiss and half German because it is divided into two halves by the Rhine.
One of the most picturesque cities in Switzerland extends on the shores of Lake Lucerne and against the backdrop of the Alps. In addition to the famous Chapel Bridge, the city also offers Mount Pilatus, which can be experienced during a three-hour tour.
A direct train connection takes around 31/2 hours from Basel to subtropical Lugano, which is located in the very south of the country on the Italian border. There you won’t believe your eyes and see palm trees, which is rather unusual in Switzerland.