Tradition and the Modern
Take a trip through the ages! In scarcely any other cityscape in the world are historic buildings from the 15th century so harmoniously blended with modern buildings designed by internationally-renowned contemporary architects.
Basel's Old Town is one of the prettiest and most intact in the whole of Europe. However, the city is also open to the new. In the last decades the city has grown into a veritable Mecca for lovers of architecture.
Local architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Morger & Degelo or Diener & Diener thrill the world with buildings that delight the senses and are particularly committed to improving and developing their native region.
However, award-winning foreign architects such as Richard Meier or Frank O. Gehry have also left their mark on the city. Today the Basel region contains buildings designed by no fewer than twelve Pritzker Prize-winning architects.