Planning a trip to Switzerland? What about visiting Basel? Basel offers you the chance to discover historic sights of a city straddling at the Rhine river in the northwest part of Switzerland on the very border with France and German. Why Basel is so important for the Swiss economy? What are Basel famous for? The city is also well known for its vibrant cultural scene, particularly in art and theatre. Basel has a generous offering of art galleries, museums, opera houses, and theatres. Wha’s included in The Best of Basel City Walking Tour? You will have the chance to discover Europe’s greatest river: The Rhine. Stops at Rittergasse, Münster Cathedral, Münster Pfalz, Kleinbasel, and other interesting sights are included.  Get ready to experience Switzerland from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Basel history.

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  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

3 hours
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    The Basel Rathaus

    The most notable features of the Rathaus are its red-painted exterior, multicolored roof, council chambers, inner courtyards, romantic corridors, and the Rathaus tower, with its most beautiful brightly colored murals, as well as many beautiful sculptures and art. You can see the town hall independently or take a guided tour on certain days.

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    Old town attractions include Blaues and Weisses Haus; the Fasnacht-Brunnen fountain created by Jean Tinguely; Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois fish market; etc. In addition, the old city is also home to restaurants, bars, specialty shops. Some of the most picturesque streets in the Old Town are Spalenberg, Leonhardsberg and Heuberg.

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    Basel Historical Museum

    The Historisches Museum Basel, or Basel Historical Museum, is one of the largest cultural history museums in Switzerland, and hence is considered of national importance. You'll find paintings, ceramics, furniture and children's toys.

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    The Basel cathedral

    This national heritage started as a Catholic church and is now a Reformed Protestant church. It is an outstanding landmark on a hill overlooking the Rhine with some towers two different houses and the exterior is red brick with colorful tiled roofs.

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    Cathedral Square (Münsterpl., 4051 Basel, Switzerland)

    Cathedral Square, or Münsterplatz, is one of the oldest public squares in Basel. It has been used as a public gathering place for centuries. and today it remains a venue for events, festivals, markets and concerts throughout the year. The square is home to many shops, restaurants and cafes, and cobbled streets lined with inspiring medieval architecture. Renaissance and Baroque.

Meeting Point

Next to Tinguely Fountain (Klostergasse 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland). See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.