The Haus zum Walfisch, with its
magnificent, late Gothic doorway, is located in the Franziskanergasse
where you can find several beautiful historical buildings. The famous
scholar Erasmus von Rotterdam - who had to leave Basel following the Reformation in 1529 -
lived in this house for two years.
Built for the exchequer to Emperor Maximilian I., this splendid building has a late Gothic doorway and oriel complete with gargoyles.