Basel: Places to Explore

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  • Altstadt

    If you stand in the middle of the Marktplatz, or even just watch river traffic from the Mittlere Rheinbrücke, it's easy to envision the Basel of centuries ago. On a bend of the Rhine, Basel's...

  • Basel Environs

    A trip outside Basel is worth it, whether you visit the spectacular grounds of the Fondation Beyeler or cross the border to visit Germany's famous Vitra Design Museum, where private foundations...

  • Colonia Augusta Raurica (Augst)

    Founded in 44–43 BC, Augst is the oldest Roman settlement on the Rhine, and today has been largely reconstructed as a noted museum of ancient Roman antiquities (one suspects the Swiss might have...

  • Kleinbasel

    More down-to-earth than its "big brother" across the river, Kleinbasel is where you'll see people living rather than visiting. Immigrants from India, Turkey, the Balkans, and beyond mix well with...

  • St. Alban

    Just off the very busy crossing of Sankt Alban Graben and Durfourstrasse is quiet St. Alban, also known as Dalbe to locals. A neighborhood of old patrician town houses and villas, it's still home...

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