Walking tours in Basel

You can book more than 20 tours, tickets to museums, and skip-the-line passes to the main sights in Basel.

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Travel Tips for visiting Basel

Located along the banks of the Rhine River, Basel is a city with a strong medieval heritage. The Marktplatz (the Market Square) is the center of the old town, and the University of Basel is where you'll find many of the works of Erasmus, one of the city's most famous residents.

Kunstmuseum Basel

Located in Basel, Switzerland, the Kunstmuseum Basel is one of the oldest and most renowned museums in the world. Its collection comprises 4,000 paintings, 300,000 drawings, and sculptural works.

The museum's collections range from the 15th century to the present, with a special focus on 19th and 20th century artists. Its permanent collection includes paintings by Rembrandt, Lucas Cranach, and Peter Paul Rubens. In addition, it has a substantial collection of impressionist art.

The museum is divided into three parts: the main building, the Gegenwart, and the modernist wing, the Neubau. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum also offers a variety of educational courses and workshops. The museum is listed as a national heritage site.

The new modernist wing of the museum was designed by architects Christ & Gantenbein. They won the project against architects Peter Zumthor and Jean Nouvel. They constructed the building with an inverted corner that was symbolic of the old Kunstmuseum's projecting corner. The foyer zones were designed with a round skylight and a central staircase.

The museum's permanent collection includes works by the Holbein family, Rembrandt, and Claude Monet. Its public art collection is also impressive, with about 4,000 pieces. The museum also features temporary exhibitions. It has an active contemporary art program. It is considered to be the most important museum in Switzerland.

The museum's director, Josef Helfenstein, has had an illustrious career in the museum field. He served as the head of the Musée d'Art et de Design in Geneva and the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain in Paris. He is currently the director of the Kunstmuseum Basel.

The museum is accessible by tram, line 2 bus, or taxi. It is located near the SBB station in Basel. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.


Natural History Museum

Located in the heart of Basel, Switzerland, the Natural History Museum is a place for learning about the world. It is also home to a number of important collections. These include exhibits on anthropology, paleontology, entomology, and mineralogy.

The museum has a permanent exhibition on dinosaurs. It also hosts special exhibitions on a regular basis. The museum has a variety of educational programmes, including school tours. These are designed to meet the needs of different visitors.

The museum has a collection of over seven and a half million objects. This includes exhibits on anthropology, geology, and paleontology. The museum is located in a former Augustine monastery. The natural history museum of Basel was established in 1821 and registered as a heritage site of national significance in 1995.

The natural history museum of Basel is located in the old town of the city. There are several churches and old buildings in the area. Some of the museums in the area are the Museum of Cultures and the Schaulager Museum.

The museum offers a range of services, including a shop, technical service, and housekeeping. The museum also has 50 permanent employees. They include staff from the taxidermy department, life sciences departments, and the museum shop. The museum's exhibitions are written in Braille for blind people. They also offer a birthday party for children.

The Natural History Museum of Basel has a special focus on entomology. The museum also hosts an annual "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" competition. This competition attracts photographers from around the world. The competition has been held in its 58th year. The winners of the competition will have their photographs displayed in the Natural History Museum in Basel.


Hipster scene

Whether you're an art buff or a foodie, Basel is the place to be. Not only is it a hive of activity, but the city is also clean and safe. In fact, it topped quality of life surveys in 2012.

One of the best things about Basel is that the city is relatively free of crowds. This allows for a more personal experience. If you're not into crowds, you can easily spend a few hours browsing the galleries, museums and shops without anyone else noticing. In the evening, you can even find yourself dancing along the streets, which isn't exactly unheard of.

One of the best sights in Basel is the aforementioned Rathaus City Hall, which is the seat of the local government. The old town district around it is also worth a visit, with its awe-inspiring buildings and the city's only round church, St Paul's Cathedral. Its Art-Nouveau architecture is a treat to behold. It's also home to some of the best fall foliage viewing spots in the area.

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more aesthetically pleasing city. The skyline has changed dramatically in the past decade. The city isn't just a pretty facade, it's a money maker by day and a party town by night. The city is littered with impressive feats of engineering and a good dose of culture.

The base of this beer-fueled city is the Rhine, which reflects its personality. The river flows out of the city from the north and enters the city from the west. Its direction is akin to the city's swagger. The aforementioned hipster scene is alive and well along the bank. It may be difficult to see the city's best kept secrets in daylight, but the fun is definitely there at night.

Walking tour

Getting around Basel on foot is a great way to see the sights. This walkable city has plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy.

Some of the highlights of a walking tour in Basel include the City Hall, the Mittlere Brucke, and the Tinguely Fountain. Each one of these sights is worth a visit.

The Mittlere Brucke is the oldest crossing point on the Rhine. It played a significant role in the shaping of trade in the region. It was replaced in 1905 with a new bridge.

The Tinguely Fountain, on the other hand, is a water feature that dates back to 1977. It's located in the area of the Bankverein tram station and boasts mechanical figures that are powered by a low-current.

Basel is known for its fountains. They are a fun way to spend some time and get a nice view of the Rhine. Many are drinking fountains and they are filled with clean Swiss water. The most important thing to remember when taking a walking tour of Basel is to bring along some comfortable footwear.

The best museums in Basel are the Natural History Museum and the Kunstmuseum. Visiting these museums can be a great way to pass the time on a rainy day. The Dollhouse Museum is also worth checking out. It's home to toys from all over the world.

Basel's old town is a rich and storied part of today's city. It features cobblestone streets and old houses, as well as churches from the Middle Ages. There are also numerous restaurants and pubs in this area.

A basel walking tour should be included in your itinerary. It's a fun way to learn more about the city's history, culture, and architecture.

Train tours

Located on the Rhine river, Basel is a cultural destination that is home to many multinational companies. The city is bordered by France to the east and Germany to the west. It has a lilting dialect, and is known for its dry humor.

Basel has a wealth of museums. It is a hub for Swiss domestic trains. It has a history as a commercial and trading center. It is the most accessible city in Switzerland by train. It is also home to the oldest university in Switzerland.

The city has several cultural attractions, including the Toy Worlds Museum, the Jean Tinguely Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum. You can visit these museums for free with a Swiss rail pass. You can also take a tour of the city, which includes a tour of the old town and a lake Lucerne boat cruise.

You can take a train tour to Zurich from Basel in about 50 minutes. The journey is spectacular and the views of the Swiss countryside are incredible.

You can also take a day trip to Freiburg in Germany, which is a beautiful, picturesque town. The city has a striking architecture and French and German cultures. Its food is a blend of both countries. It is a perfect day trip from Basel.

You can also take a train to Lucerne, which is a beautiful and popular city in Switzerland. Its most prominent landmark is the Chapel of Tell, where William Tell escaped the enemy fangs.

The Swiss rail pass gives you unlimited access to trains and boats. It is also valid in the Schengen area, which includes Germany and Switzerland. The pass costs PS229 for four days and includes unlimited travel on trains and boats.

Excursions and day trips from Basel

Whether you're a local or just passing through Basel, Switzerland, there are a number of day trips to consider. Located in the northern part of the country, the city is in close proximity to Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus. Aside from the lakes, the city is also home to a number of museums. There are forty internationally renowned museums that visitors can visit.

Among the most popular attractions is the world-famous Glacier Express. The train ride takes passengers through lush valleys and scenic mountain gorges. The return trip is less than two hours. If you enjoy hiking, you can also visit the Oberalp Pass, a 2,033 meter-high mountain that is a great day trip from Basel.

Another must-see destination is the medieval fortified chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg. The castle is a medieval fortress and can be reached by a short ride from Basel. There are also some amazing art galleries to explore. Taking a break from the city can be a good way to refresh and improve your mental health.

The city of Zurich is a great day trip from Basel. It's located near the shore of Lake Zurich and has a number of medieval churches and unique stores to explore. You can also take a boat tour of the city's port. If you don't want to go by foot, you can opt for a Rhytaxi tour that takes you around the city's historical ruins.

If you're looking for a day trip from Basel that's more geared toward nature, you may be interested in visiting the nearby nature park called Thal. The park has plenty of wildlife and hiking trails to explore, as well as a few charming villages.

If you're looking for something a little different, you can also take a day trip to Colmar, a beautiful French town. It's a lovely town with a few medieval buildings, as well as a canal that winds through it. The Palais de Justice and Market Hall are just a couple of the sites you'll find in the town. It's also a lovely place to visit during Christmas time.

The "Queen of the Mountains" is also worth a visit, and it's easily accessible by train or boat. It's a great day trip from Basel, as well as being a significant culturally important destination in Switzerland. You can explore the area on a guided tour, or you can try your hand at hiking or skiing.

If you're looking for broader excursions, you can take a trip to the neighboring town of Lucerne. This historic city is home to one of the most famous wooden bridges in the world, the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower. Lucerne is also known for its fairytale architecture, and the town is home to a number of quaint eateries serving local produce. You can also enjoy the renowned Matterhorn and Zermatt.

While you're in the city, don't forget to check out the Massmogge, colorful long sweets filled with chocolate and hazelnut mixture. These are available in a number of locations, including a number of the city's side streets. You can also stop by the Fraumunster Church to see Chagall's stained glass windows.

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