Das Wetterhäuschen am Claraplatz

Basel is a truly amazing city that most tourists never see. Like Bern, the Swiss go to great lengths to hide their truly magnificent cities, directing the invading hoards of marauding tourists to places like Lucerne, instead.

This is a public barometer and weather station, das Wetterhäuschen am Claraplatz:

It was erected in 1891 and has a very interesting background story.