Basel: Places to Explore


  • Altstadt

    If you stand in the middle of the Marktplatz, or even just watch river traffic from the Mittlere Rheinbr├╝cke, it's easy to envision the Basel of centuries ago. On a bend of the Rhine, Basel's historic center... Read more

  • 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 enhance... Read more

  • 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 done the... Read more

  • 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 young... Read more

  • 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 to Basel's... Read more

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