Stories of Basel's Old Town


Join us on a journey back through the ages. There can be few other cityscapes where buildings dating back as far as the fifteenth century engage so harmoniously and vibrantly with the contemporary creations of internationally distinguished architects. On our tour, we'll tell you facts and anecdotes about Basel and the background to its development while passing historic buildings such as the Town Hall, the Basel Cathedral (Münster) and the Barfüsserkirche. We'll also explain a lot about the city's present situation. As well as taking you to some picturesque corners of the Old Town, we'll show you places that closely reflect Basel's present-day Zeitgeist, such as the Museum der Kulturen and the Tinguely fountain.

German and English 

The circular walking tour of the city takes place in German and English. In some cases, the tour may be conducted in separate sessions in German and English, depending on the composition of the group. On Saturdays at 2.30 pm, guided tours are always available in both German and English as separate options.

Daily 2.30pm - 4.30pm, additionally on Saturdays and Sundays 11.00am - 1.00pm
from 4 November: Saturdays 11am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm

2 hours

Meeting point
«Meeting Point» Tinguely fountain by the Theater Basel 

Tour ending point
In the Old Town of Basel at Spalenberg

Online or at the Tourist Information in the Stadtcasino at Barfüsserplatz. The number of participants is limited.

Are you staying at a hotel, youth hostel or B&B in Basel? You can get a 50% discount with your BaselCard.

Further information
This tour is also accessible to wheelchair users.
Due to the Tattoo Parade, the tour will not take place on July 20, 2024 at 2.30 pm.


More information

Cancellation policy

No charges are incurred for cancellations and changes made up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. If you make any changes or cancellations after this time or fail to show up for the tour, the full price will be charged.

Payment policy

The payment is made by credit card directly during the reservation.


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