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Basel | Virtual experience

With a single click you are right in the heart of Basel's Old Town. Take a virtual stroll up to the Spalenberg or have a look around the inner courtyard of the City Hall.

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Basel | What inspires us

See Basel through the eyes of a local


Information on COVID-19

  • All events are cancelled until 26 April 2020.
  • All establishments open to the public will be closed. Excluded are hotels, grocery stores, pharmacies, health care facilities, banks, train stations and other public transport facilities.
  • All public guided tours (incl. city hall) are cancelled until April 30th. All guided tours for groups are cancelled until at least April 26.
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Basel @ Home

Die Sehnsucht nach Reisen, Restaurantbesuchen oder gemeinsamen Aktivitäten mit Freunden und Familie ist zurzeit bei den meisten gross. Für Abwechslung in dieser anspruchsvollen Zeit sorgen viele Basler Betriebe: Sie führen Sie virtuell durch ihre Räume, zeigen Ihnen Rezeptideen für zu Hause und bringen Ihnen Kunst und Konzerte direkt ins Wohnzimmer.

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Districts of Basel

Anyone who moves around Basel’s various districts will soon find it to be a city of many faces. From idyllic residential neighbourhoods to picturesque alleys in the old town and to urban settings reminiscent of big cities like Hamburg or Berlin – you’ll find all these and much more. Let yourself be inspired by what awaits you in Basel’s diverse districts.

1 Grossbasel city centre & St. Alban

Basler Quartier Nr. 1

Not surprisingly, Basel’s old town contains nearly all the sights that are generally connected with Basel. And yet this district offers much more: world-class museums, shopping delights for individualists of every kind, traditional pubs and new favourites, and a spot – the St. Alban-Tal, also known as the “Little Venice” of Basel – that melts the heart of every romantic.

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2 Gundeldingen, Bruderholz & Dreispitz

Basler Quartier Nr. 2

Basel’s southern districts are notable for its diversity: discover magnificent villas in the Bruderholz quarter, the “Gundeli” (Gundeldingen), a melting pot of cultures, and the gritty industrial charm of Dreispitz – one of Basel's fastest-developing districts.

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3 Iselin, Gotthelf & Bachletten

Basler Quartier Nr. 3

The western part of Basel is very popular as a residential area. But the reason why so many visitors also end up here is because it’s home to Basel Zoo. If you sit outside one of the district's cafés or restaurants, the background noises might even make you feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported to Africa.

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4 St. Johann

Basler Quartier Nr. 4

As a former workers’ quarter, St. Johann has always been a place where a wide variety of cultures come together. This tradition has continued in recent years – thanks to the Novartis Campus, which is gradually developing into a “city in the city”.

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5 Matthäus, Klybeck & Kleinhüningen

Basler Quartier Nr. 5

A whiff of the sea: the port of Basel is more than just the place where three countries come together; here you can actually feel the wanderlust. This is partly because of the ships that arrive and depart here and set you thinking about the big wide world, but also because of the port’s industrial ambience, which has a special charm of its own.

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6 Kleinbasel

Basler Quartier Nr. 6

Kleinbasel is a good example of the way public perception can change. What used to be referred to disparagingly as “das mindere Basel” (“Basel minor”) is today a very popular district.

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7 Basel Nord & Riehen

Basler Quartier Nr. 7

Riehen has already had the honour of being named the Swiss municipality with the highest quality of life. The award was no coincidence: Riehen attracts attention with its large amount of green space and a very attractive city centre. The town is also a cultural hotspot as the home of the famous Fondation Beyeler.

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