Animal Themed Sculptures in Basel

There are some interesting animal themed sculptures and installations in Basel. At each bend of the streets there, we would find either a frog popping out or fish crawling over walls and many more. Soon it was a game for my daughters, searching out unique critters.




The pic below is Basel’s heraldic animal. It is the basilisk, a dragon with a snake’s tail and chicken’s head. In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance. It features on the city seal and some fountains.

Basel Münster
Basel, Switzerland

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