The sleighs range from the lavishly ornate sleighs of the Baroque period to more modern, purely functional vehicles. Most were built, or at any rate used, here in Basel.
The Baroque Diana Sleigh from the court of the Elector Palatine ranks among the highlights of the collection. Baroque nobility would have used this exquisitely decorated, festive conveyance for sleigh rides through the snow.
Another highlight is the Biedermeier calèche. Although typically used for longer journeys, by removing the hood and the front and side windows, this vehicle could be converted into an open carriage for use in town.