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Basel, Switzerland

Eine gefahrliche Uberfahrt (A Dangerous Crossing)

Along the Rhine, about a mile from the historic Munster, learn the heartrending story of two lovers torn asunder, cast into unknown layers of time and space. 

Created by Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios, Kcymaerxthaere is a “parallel universe that intersects with much of our linear Earth, but with different stories, creatures, peoples, even laws of physics and qualities of existence.”  It has been likened to a novel with every page in a different place. What makes the Kcymaerxthaere project particularly interesting is that Demetrios installs informative markers and historical sites at the locations in our world that connect to his world, creating real world intersections with his imagined universe.  For the months of August and September, 2014, Demetrios acted as our first ever Geographer-in-Residence and his Kcymaerxthaere locations continue to be featured all over the Atlas. To learn more see our introductory article here

Today the drift ferries across the Rhine River look so peaceful, but, in the times of Kcymaerxthaere, when Nobunaga-Ventreven and Mlates gi Dunhuira were in the midst of their crossing, Kmpass, the Urgend God of Directionality, straightened, for a single moment, what we call the Rhine for hundreds of kilometers. 

This action wrought tremendous destruction across the area, but it was just part of the beginning of Kmpass’ campaign to lure the forces of complexity into a final battle at the Faltese—the ocean desert floor off the coast of what we call Namibia.  The show of force was one thing, but the abduction of Mlates – and many others around Kcymaerxthaere—was the main event. So as Mlates disappeared into the southern sky, Nobunaga-Ventreven seared the direction into his mind and began his journey

This site honors the place where Nobunaga-Ventreven came ashore after Kmpass, the Urgend God of Directionality, separated he and Mlates gi Dunhuira, an event that figured directly in the outcome of the Battle of Some Times.

The plaque is right along the Rhine river, about a mile north of the Munster. There is a street on the South Bank of the Rhine called Sankt-Alban-Rheinweg. On the city side of that street, about halfway between Beim Letziturm and Eptingerstrasse, you will find the plaque.

Know Before You Go

It is right along the Rhine river, about a mile north of the Munster. There is a street on the South Bank of the Rhine called Sankt-Alban-Rheinweg. On the city side of that street, about halfway between Beim Letziturm and Eptingerstrasse, you will find the plaque.

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