St. Jakobs Memorial

Basel, Switzerland

St. Jakobs Memorial

The St. Jakobs Memorial is a statue built by Ferdinand Schlöth in memory of the Battle of St.Jakob an der Birs.

Initially the monument to the Battle of St. Jacob an der Birs (1444), which was designed by Marquard Wocher and inaugurated in 1824 on a small hill at the fork in the road to St. Jakob and Münchenstein. The ancient memorial was a neo-gothic 12 meter high tower sculptured out of red sandstone. But the tower was in need of extensive maintaining and the city wanted to replace it with aanother memorial. In the 15th century the St. Catherine's Chapel was built at the place, which was demolished in 1805.

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