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Basel for art lovers

Basel is often referred to as Switzerland's "cultural capital". Which is no surprise, as you can find art here at every turn. Why not come and see how much creativity the city has to offer.

Art in public spaces

Discover the world's great sculptors on a stroll through the city: including works by Richard Serra, Jonathan Borofsky, Jean Tinguely and Pablo Picasso. The "Art in the city" brochure contains useful further information.

Art in public spaces

A visit to Fondation Beyeler

Definitely belongs on the Basel bucket list: Fondation Beyeler, the most frequently visited museum in Switzerland. In addition to its extensive collection of modern art, the museum stages three to four large exhibitions each year. 

Fondation Beyeler

Lunch at the Berower Park restaurant

The restaurant at Fondation Beyeler is a very special address as it offers a magnificent view of the museum's grounds and the sculptures by Ellsworth Kelly and Alexander Calder.

Berower Park

Garage of the Galerie von Bartha

Von Bartha is a family-run business with a long tradition, as the parents of Stefan von Bartha were gallery owners too. There are three good reasons to visit the "Garage" in the St Johann district: the programme, the venue and the district itself, which is undergoing constant change.

Galerie von Bartha

Dinner at Chez Donati

Chez Donati, now part of the Hotel Les Trois Rois, has featured wonderful Piedmontese dishes for 50 years. You can also admire works by famous artists such as Picasso, who was a guest here too.

Chez Donati

Enjoy a drink at the Cargo Bar

The Cargo Bar is one the best-known addresses for sub-culture on the Grossbasel side of the river. In addition to innovative live acts and video installations, it offers delicious drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.

Cargo Bar