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Updated, May 2023


Basel is a vibrant Swiss city located on the Rhine River’s banks. Basel, known for its rich history, gorgeous architecture, and vibrant cultural scene, presents a great experience for visitors. Numerous art museums are located in the city, including the renowned Kunstmuseum. Basel’s old centre has a timeless beauty, with its lovely cobblestone streets and mediaeval houses. Fasnacht, the annual Basel Carnival, is a colourful and vibrant celebration that draws visitors from all over the world. In addition, Basel holds Art Basel, the world’s largest art fair, which showcases contemporary and modern artworks. Basel is an ideal destination for visitors seeking art, culture, and a taste of Swiss hospitality, thanks to its superb public transit system and welcoming ambiance.

Getting In & Around

Getting in

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg:
7 km from city centre, address: 68300 Saint-Louis, France, web:, phone: +33 389903111, Bus: Line 50, tickets can be brought inside the bus, its about 4-5 euro or 5 CHF , Train: 15 mins train ride cost about 5 Euros. Taxi: CHF50-60. 

Piazza Duomo

See & Do

Basel Minster (Basler Münster)
About: A stunning Gothic cathedral offering panoramic views of Basel. Address: Münsterplattform 9, 4051 Basel. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed on Sundays)
Tickets: Free

Kunstmuseum Basel
About: One of the oldest and most renowned art museums in the world, showcasing a vast collection from the Middle Ages to contemporary art. Address: St. Alban-Graben 16, 4051 Basel. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (closed on Mondays). Tickets: Visit to the collection is free at: Tue + Thu, Fri: 5–6pm, Wed: 5–8pm and Every first Sunday of the month. Adult over 20 26CHF,  Website:

Fondation Beyeler
About: An acclaimed art museum located just outside Basel, featuring modern and contemporary art in a beautiful setting. Address: Baselstrasse 101, 4125 Riehen. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Tickets: Adult: 25CHF, Tuesday discount 20CHF, free for under 25.  Website:

Basel Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Basel)
About: A popular zoo with a diverse range of animals, including elephants, giraffes, and penguins. Address: Binningerstrasse 40, 4054 Basel. Opening hours: Daily from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. Tickets: Adult: 21CHF, Young(16-20) 15CHF, Children(6-15) 10CHF, other discounts available. Website:

Tinguely Museum
About: A museum dedicated to the works of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, known for his kinetic art and playful sculptures. Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, 4002 Basel. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (closed on Mondays). Tickets: Adult: 18CHF, Students 12CHF, other discounts and free offers available online Website:

Basel Historical Museum (Historisches Museum Basel)
About: A museum showcasing Basel’s history, culture, and art from ancient to modern times. Address: Barfüsserplatz 7, 4051 Basel. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed on Mondays). Tickets: from 15 CHF, other discounts available. Website:

Augusta Raurica
About: An archaeological site displaying the remains of a Roman colony from the 1st century AD, located near Basel. Address: Giebenacherstrasse 17, 4302 Augst. Opening hours: Varies by season. Check the official website for current hours. Tickets: General: 8 CHF, other discounts available. Website:

Piazza Duomo


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