Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Basel

Vitra Campus

Showcasing the works of the adjoining, eponymous high-end furniture manufacturer, Vitra Campus comprises the dazzling Vitra Design Museum (of Guggenheim Bilbao architect Frank Gehry fame), the Vitra Haus and new-in-…
Top Choice Ruins in Basel

Augusta Raurica

About 17km east of Basel, on the Rhine's south bank, Switzerland’s largest Roman ruins are the last remnants of a colony founded in 43 BC, the population of which grew to 20,000 by the 2nd century AD. Today visitors…
Top Choice Museum in Basel

Fondation Beyeler

This astounding private-turned-public collection, assembled by former art dealers Hildy and Ernst Beyeler, is housed in a long, low, light-filled, open-plan building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The va…
Top Choice Museum in Basel

Kunstmuseum Basel

Housing the most comprehensive collection of public art in Switzerland, this superb fine arts museum reopened in mid-2016 after updates to the existing galleries (Hauptbau) and construction of a new modernist wing (…
Top Choice Museum in Basel

Museum Jean Tinguely

Built by leading Ticino architect Mario Botta, this museum showcases the playful, mischievous and downright wacky artistic concoctions of sculptor-turned-mad-scientist Jean Tinguely. Buttons next to some of Tinguely…
Top Choice Museum in Basel

Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

Adults and kids alike love this fascinating and lovingly curated fantasy land claiming the world’s biggest collection of teddy bears and a slew of extraordinarily detailed doll houses among its 6000 objects displaye…
Bridge in Basel

Mittlere Brücke

It's hard to believe that this bridge, the symbol of Basel, has been spanning the rushing Rhine, connecting lofty Grossbasel with lowly Kleinbasel, since 1226. Strolling across it when in town is an essential activi…
Square in Basel

Marktplatz

Begin exploring Basel's delightful medieval Old Town in the Marktplatz, dominated by the astonishingly vivid red facade of the 16th-century Rathaus. From here, climb 400m west along Spalenberg through the former art…
Museum in Basel

Museum für Geschichte

This flagship of three museums operating under the banner of 'Historisches Museum Basel' (Basel Historical Museum), which opened in 1894, is well worth a look. Its diverse historical collection is one of the largest…
Brewery in Basel

Feldschlösschen Brewery

In Rheinfelden, 17km east of Basel, you'll find the Feldschlösschen brewery, housed in a 19th-century building with a name that means ‘little castle in the field’ – an accurate tag. Two-hour tours (in German) with b…