Location: Spalenberg vis-à-vis Rosshofgasse Artist: Numa Donzé (picture)
In operation since: 1839 (fountain) / 1919 (picture)
listed building: Yes, since 1915
History / Description: This is the largest niche fountain of Basel. The two columns must support the overlying building. Thanks to the symmetrical arrangement of the columns they fall while looking at the fountain not as disruptive. The mural by the painter Numa Donzé shows excerpts from the life of John the Baptist.
Special: The Spalenberg is known for its numerous small shops.