3 Best Sights in St. Alban, Basel

Basler Papiermühle

St. Alban Fodor's choice

In a beautifully restored medieval mill with a still functioning waterwheel, this museum honoring paper, writing, and printing is wonderfully accessible. The museum is entirely hands-on, and visitors leave with paper they have made and wax seals they have pressed, as well as various writing and printing samples. In addition there is a wonderful permanent collection, from ancient scrolls to 20th-century newspaper-printing presses. Exhibits are in German, French, and English.

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart

St. Alban

Bringing the city's art collections up to the present, this museum focuses on works from the 1960s onward. The fittingly modern building looks as though it has shouldered its way in between the street's half-timber houses. The language of the exhibition materials typically corresponds to the nationality of the artists.

St. Alban-Rheinweg 60, Basel, 4052, Switzerland
Sight Details
Rate Includes: SF16 with Kunstmuseum; SF26 with Kunstmuseum and special exhibitions. Permanent collection free 1st Sun. of month and Tues.--Fri. after 5 pm, Closed Mon.

St. Alban-Tor

St. Alban

This original medieval city gate is set amid a lovely garden near remnants of the town's ramparts. Parts of the gate date from the end of the 14th century.

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