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 v…
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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. Push-buttons next to some of Tin…
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Vitra Design Museum

Pop across the German border to this dazzling design museum adjoining the factory complex of famous furniture manufacturer Vitra. The main building, designed by Guggenheim Bilbao architect Frank Gehry, is surrounded…
Museum in Basel


Undergoing a major overhaul in 2015/16, Basel’s superb art museum houses the world’s largest collection of Holbeins and a fine impressionist wing, among thousands of other works. A brand new modernist wing adjacent …
Cathedral in Basel


Blending Gothic exteriors with Romanesque interiors, this 13th-century cathedral was largely rebuilt after an earthquake in 1356. Renaissance humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466–1536), who lived in Basel, lies burie…
Gallery in Basel


Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, this sharply contoured, modernist art bunker displays huge video screens on the front facade, giving you a foretaste of the rolling temporary exhibitions inside. Catch tram 11 fro…
Museum in Basel

Historisches Museum Basel

This wide-ranging historical collection, attractively housed under the vaulted ceilings of the former Barfüsserkirche, showcases two millennia of applied arts, ceramics, weaponry and much more. Highlights include 15…
Museum in Basel


This museum, affiliated with Historisches Museum Basel Musikmuseum, features a veritable orchestra of instruments.
Museum in Basel

Museum für Wohnkultur

This museum, affiliated with Historisches Museum Basel, showcases a fine Meissen porcelain collection.
Museum in Basel

Museum für Pferdestärken

The Museum für Pferdestärken houses 19th- and 20th-century carriages, sleighs and dog carts.