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Basler Papiermühle (Basel Paper Mill)

Basler Papiermühle (Basel Paper Mill) Review

In a beautifully restored medieval mill with a still functioning waterwheel, this museum honoring paper, writing, and printing is surprisingly accessible. Demonstrations of papermaking, typesetting, and bookbinding reveal much about the ancient craft. You can participate in a papermaking process, beginning with the pulpy raw material simmering in the "visitors' vat" and take home a sheet as a unique souvenir. Kids can try out quills and ink or spell out their names in pieces of type for printing. Exhibits are in German, French, and English.

    Contact Information

  • Address: St. Alban-Tal 37, St. Alban, Basel, 4052 | Map It
  • Phone: 061/2259090
  • Cost: 14 SF
  • Hours: Tues.–Fri., Sun. 11–5, Sat. 1–5
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  • Location: St. Alban
Updated: 10-15-2012

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