Stories of Basel's Old Town

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Take a walking tour of Basel: expert and flexible guides take pleasure in presenting you with facts and anecdotes – both serious and light-hearted – about the past and the present. Discover Basel's old town, which features picturesque corners, prominent historic landmarks and also contemporary attractions such as modern buildings designed by well-known architects. Get to know Basel in more depth and marvel at various witnesses to the city's past. Take part in a fascinating two-hour journey through history and really get a feel for the city at the bend in the Rhine.

Itinerary Details

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche

This church is nowadays home of the Historic Museum of Basel.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basel Minster

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By:

The Museum der Kulturen Basel ranks among the leading ethnographic museums in Europe.

Stop At: Marktplatz

You will pass by the lively market of Basel.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rathaus

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

Beautiful square surrounded by little shops and beautiful houses.

Duration: 5 minutes
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