Basel Things to Do

  • City Hall, Basel
    City Hall, Basel
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  • Tinguely Fountain, Basel
    Tinguely Fountain, Basel
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  • View from behind Basel Minster
    View from behind Basel Minster
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Basel

  • 1. Muenster Cathedral

    The Baseler Münster (cathedral) is the main church of the area, built from red sandstone between 1019 and 1500 in romanic and gothic architectural style. The front of the Münster is decorated with...

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  • 2. Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Basel Zoo is located quite central in the city, therefore being relatively small as there is no additional space for expansion left. It is nonetheless one of the most important zoos in Europe,...

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  • 3. Rathaus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    My first visit in Basel was to a square with stalls selling fruits where is located the City Hall. It was beautiful. I was allowed to visit it inside. I saw frescoes and the statue of the founder of...

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  • 4. Tinguely Fountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The late Jean Tinguely (he died 1991) was a Basel artist who focused on "mechanical" or "kinetic" art, improvising moving machines that at first sight do not serve a recognisable purpose. One of his...

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  • 5. Walking

    One of the best places to view the old city of Basel is from the far bank of the river Rhine. Cross over the historic Mittlere Brücke and walk down the promenade before returning on one of the river...

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  • 6. Spalentor City Gate

    4 out of 5 stars

    Spalentor is the most richly decorated and most impressive of the three remaining city gates (out of formerly seven). It was built in the 15th century and remained in use as part of the defense...

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  • 7. Fondation Beyeler

    Basel resident and owner of a gallery Ernst Beyeler has collected modern art for more than 50 years. In the 1980s he started thinking about the future of his art collection. In the end he decided on...

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  • 8. Kunstmuseum

    The Kunstmuseum Basel owns and shows the most extensive art collection of Switzerland. Among the most important works of art are several medieval paintings of the Holbein family and a wide selection...

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  • 9. Dreiländereck

    The Dreiländereck what would mean "three countries corner" if translated, is exactly that. The point where Switzerland, Germany and France come together. The place would actually be in the water in...

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  • 10. Swiss Paper Museum

    Photos: 1. Swiss Paper Museum in the Basel Paper Mill 2. Streets by the Swiss Paper Museum in St Alban The Basel Paper Mill is high on my list of places to visit the next time I come to Basel. They...

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  • 11. Barfuesserplatz

    Photos: 1. Barfüsserplatz with the number 8 tram 2. Cyclist at Barfüsserplatz 3. Another cyclist at Barfüsserplatz 4. Yet another cyclist at Barfüsserplatz 5. One more cyclist at Barfüsserplatz ...

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  • 12. Historical Museum

    The collections of the Historical Museum Basel are split up into four parts. The largest and most interesting one is IMO located in the Barfüsserkirche, the former Franciscan church. This church is...

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  • 13. Theater

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Photos: 1. Theater Basel 2. Entrance to the theater 3. Flags at the theater 4. Sign on the theater building, saying that it is forbidden to walk on the roof. The current building of the Basel...

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  • 14. Augustiner Fountain

    In this street, you will find a collection of Baroque houses as well as the museum complex „Museum an der Augustinergasse“. This museum was once home to several collections in Basel which were...

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  • 15. St Alban Church

    Photos: 1. St Alban 2. Signpost for pedestrian routes in the St Alban Valley St Alban is an attractive and evidently prosperous section of Basel on the left bank of the Rhine River. Traditionally...

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  • 16. The Rhine River

    Photos:1. The Rhine River in Basel2. Looking across the river3. Looking downstream towards the city center4. View through the trees5. View from the left...

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  • 17. Antikenmuseum

    The Antikenmuseum Basel is dedicated to the heritage of the Mediterranean cultures of antiquity. The collection focuses on Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, and...

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  • 18. Rhein-Panorama

    The best view of the Rhein panorama of Basel can be had either from a square behind the Baseler Münster (cathedral), or from the opposite bank of the Rhein....

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  • 19. Haus am Kirschplatz

    The "Haus zum Kirschgarten" in Elisabethenstrasse/Basel is the former city house of a wealthy Basel patrician, built in the late 18th century and since 1951...

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  • 20. Puppenhaus-Museum (Spielzeugwelten)

    Usually I am not a big fan of Toy Museums, but the "Spielzeugwelten" exhibition in Basel is really great. On three levels, they have a huge collection of teddy...

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  • 21. Christmas Market

    Basel has a very nice Christmas Market; one part is located near the Tinguely Fountain and the other, smaller, near the Cathedral (Baseler Münster). What I...

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  • 22. Mittlere Brücke

    The Mittlere Brücke might look straight from the middle ages, but it's a reconstruction. The original was knocked down in order to build another wide enough to...

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  • 23. Jean Tinguely's Carnival Fountain by the theater

    After the old theater building was demolished, its site was made into a square by the name of Theaterplatz and the artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) was...

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  • 24. Museum Tinguely

    Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) was an artist who grew up in Basel and later belonged to the Parisian avant-garde in the 1950s and 60s. He is well known in Basel for...

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  • 25. Mittlere Rheinbruecke

    This bridge has the distinction of being the oldest documented bridge (1226) over the Rhine between Lake Constanze and the North Sea still in use today. The...

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