Basel – Culture Unlimited.

Experience Basel in 24 hours

Do you only have one day to see our city? Don't miss the following activities to gain an initial impression.

Ferry ride

Crossing the Rhine on one of the four ferries is an absolute must. Summon the ferryman with the bell at the landing stage, board the ferry and unwind, just like the people of Basel have done for over 150 years. 

Ferry ride

A visit to the Kunstmusem Basel

It can rightly be claimed that the Kunstmusem Basel is a famous attraction, as it is often listed among the best museums in the world. So when in Basel you should definitely see for yourself why this is so.

Kunstmuseum Basel

Lunch at the Kunsthalle restaurant

There is probably no restaurant in Basel that is more typical of the city. For an informal get-together the locals meet for a in the "brown part" or in the spacious garden under the chestnut trees, or eat in the more elegant white part if they have something to celebrate.


Basel Cathedral and tour of the old town

Visit Basel's Cathedral, the symbol of our city. And if you'd like to see more sights we recommend taking one of our public tours of the old town. 

tour of the old town

Dinner in a guild restaurant

The guild restaurants are a very special highlight in Basel's culinary scene. Centuries-old history meets culinary enjoyment. Enjoy a traditional dinner at one of the restaurants in the centre of town – an unforgettable Basel experience.

Eating & Going out

After-work drinks

The best way to round off an action-packed day in Basel is with a delicious drink. The Volkshaus Bar, designed by Basel's star architects Herzog & de Meuron, offers a wide range of cocktails. The classic bar atmosphere and music make it the ideal place for a drink or aperitif after work before moving on to the neighbouring Volkshaus Brasserie for dinner.