Sights & Attractions in Basel

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Things to Do in Altstadt

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Blaues und Weisses Haus
Built between 1763 and 1775 for two of the city's most successful...
Houses / Mansions Altstadt
 
Fasnacht-Brunnen
Created by the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, known for his work...
Fountains Altstadt
 
Fischmarkt
Fishmongers once kept their catches market-fresh on this square...
Squares Altstadt
 
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
The statues on the facade depict the biblical three wise men...
Hotels Altstadt
 
Haus zum Kirschgarten
This 18th-century home was built as a palace for a young silk-ribbon...
Museums / Galleries Altstadt
 
Historisches Museum
Housed within the 13th-century Barfüsserkirche (Church of the...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Altstadt
 
Kunsthalle
A must-see for lovers of contemporary art, this museum has hosted...
Museums / Galleries Altstadt
 
Kunstmuseum
In a city known for its museums, the Kunstmuseum is Basel's heirloom...
Museums / Galleries Altstadt
 
Lällekönig
When a famous gate tower on the Grossbasel side was destroyed...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Altstadt
 
Leonhardskirche
Like virtually all of Basel's churches, this one was destroyed...
Religious Sites Altstadt
 
Marktplatz
Flowers, fruits, and vegetables are sold most mornings from open...
Squares Altstadt
 
Martinskirche
Excellent acoustics make this church popular for concerts; it's...
Religious Sites Altstadt
 
Mittlere Rheinbrücke
Basel's most historic bridge is a good metaphor for the city's...
Bridges / Tunnels Altstadt
 
Münster
Basel's cathedral evolved into its current form through a combination...
Religious Sites Altstadt
 
Museum der Kulturen Basel
After a radical renovation by star architects Herzog and de Meuron...
Museums / Galleries Altstadt
 
Naturhistorisches Museum
All aspects of the natural sciences—from the history of the earth...
Museums / Galleries Altstadt
 
Peterskirche
Peterskirche Evidence of Basel's late-Gothic heyday, the 13th-century...
Religious Sites Altstadt
 
Pharmazie-Historisches Museum
This museum showcases original and re-created pharmacy counters...
Museums / Galleries Altstadt
 
Rathaus
This bright red edifice, which towers over Marktplatz, was built...
Government Buildings Altstadt
 
Rheinsprung
A row of 15th- and 16th-century houses lines this steep little...
Houses / Mansions Altstadt
 
Spalentor
Like the St. Alban-Tor, the Spalentor served as one of Basel's...
Architectural Sites Altstadt
 
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel
Bordering on the Barfüsserplatz, this museum has several floors...
Museums / Galleries Altstadt
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