Location: Theodorskirchplatz / Wettsteinstrasse
Artist: Alexander Zschokke
In operation since: 1955
listed since no
History: The fountain column, where there is a red and blue painted barrel with children, stands between the two stage water trough. On the pillar is the former Mayor of Basel and statesman Johann Rudolf Wettstein (1594 - 1666) who, with his skill brought about the Peace of Westphalia. He was a hunter and therefore his loyal dog sitting beside him. At the fountain is the inscription: "In memory of Mayor Johann Rudolf Wettstein 1594 - 1666 and to commemorate the union of small Basel and large Basel 1392".
Special: The fountain was supposed to be created in 1892, on the occasion of 500 years of association between large and small Basel, but instead of the required 90,000 CHF - CHF 8172 were all - together... It was not until the year 1954 that the money had come together with compounded interest.