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Basel – Culture Unlimited.

Highlight & Sightseeing

Home to 40 museums, the cultural capital of Switzerland has the highest concentration of museums in the country. Basel also has a beautiful Old Town, modern architecture, and the Rhine – an inviting spot to relax.

Basel Old Town

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Take a walk with us around Basel Old Town, one of the most well-preserved and prettiest in Europe, and be surprised by the wide variety of architecture, unparalleled in any other city.

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Basler Münster

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Together with the Mittlere Brücke, the Cathedral is the most famous landmark of Basel. With its red sandstone walls, colourful roof tiles and twin towers, no other building adorns the cityscape of Basel like the Cathedral.

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City Hall

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The City Hall is the seat of the Basel government and its parliament. In the midst of the Old Town, it is particularly eye-catching with its red facade, the characteristic tower and playful frescoes.

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Tinguely Fountain

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Where the stage of the old city theatre company once stood, in 1977 Jean Tinguely created sculptural machines in a shallow fountain and in the process gifted Basel a famous new landmark.

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Ferries

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Take a trip across the Rhine in style and comfort on one of the four ferries that connect Kleinbasel with Grossbasel.

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Basel Zoo

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The Zoological Gardens, known affectionately as “Zolli” by Basel's inhabitants, opened in Basel in 1874 and is home to a large number of indigenous and exotic animals.

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Pfalz

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The Pfalz viewing terrace in Basel offers fantastic views over the Old Town and as far as the border triangle.

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Mittlere Brücke

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There is hardly another monument in the city of Basel that has become such a symbol of the city as the Mittlere Brücke. Opened in 1226, it is one of the oldest Rhine crossings between Lake Constance and the North Sea.

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