We shall trace Basel's way from independent city state to member of the Swiss Confederation. Why are there «two Basels»: Basel-City and Basel-Country? What happened in the Civil War? Where does the wealth of this medium sized town result from? You'll learn why Basel hosts so many world-renowned art collections. After dealing with these and other questions, we shall have a closer look at how the parliamentary system evolved and how the city functions politically today. The course will be rounded off with a tour to the Town Hall.
Guided Tour: Basel Town Hall, Marktplatz 9.