The original Galerie Beyeler is worth dropping in to. You never know what you might find in their temporary exhibitions. Take a look at...
Across the road from the Kunstmuseum, the Antiquities Museum contains the country’s most impressive collection of ancient artefacts,...
Historisches Museum Basel
One of the most wide-ranging collections in the city, the offerings at the Basel History Museum include pre–Christian-era...
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Plays at the Stadtcasino; ask the tourist office for details.
With a sober but pleasant interior and a charming, leafy and cobblestone garden dining area out the back, this handy spot for the...
Lonely Planet review
This 13th-century cathedral is a mix of Gothic exteriors and Romanesque interiors and was largely rebuilt after an earthquake in 1356. The tomb of the Renaissance humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466–1536), who lived in Basel, lies in the cathedral’s northern aisle. In the crypt are remnants of the cathedral’s 9th-century predecessor. You can climb the soaring Gothic towers (Sfr4) in groups of two or more. The two chunky, red-stone, late-Gothic cloisters date mostly to the 15th century but contain Romanesque vestiges.