location: Bäumlihofstrasse / Hirzbrunnenstrasse
Artist: Otto Roosin operation since: 1936
under monument protection: no
History / Description: On the square column is a cast bronze raven. The fountain is located in the Hirzbrunnen-district, which is characterized by one-and two-story townhouses. Beginning of the 1930s, the neighborhood received its present name. It is not clear why the district at that time was given this name. Today we hear two different versions: "Hirz" is an old word for deer and maybe it was here used to be a source where deer drank or region was in possession of the inn "Zum Hirzen".
Special: The Hirzbrunnen-quarters adjacent to the city municipality of Riehen Basel and Germany.