Stories of Basel's Old Town

Duration:   2 hours

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 tour is held bilingually depending on the configuration of the group.

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

2 hours

Meeting point
Tinguely fountain by the Theater Basel 

Tour ending point
In the Old Town of Basel at Spalenberg

Information regarding COVID-19
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, it is required to wear a mask during interior visits.

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.


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This tour is also available as a gift voucher.

Group bookings
You are visiting with a group? This tour is also available as individual group tour.

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Cancellation policy

If the reservation is cancelled, modified or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

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The total payment of the reservation is required at the time of booking.

From 20,00 CHF

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English/German bilingual (02:30 p.m.)

  • 20,00 CHF Adults 
  • 10,00 CHF Adults  with BaselCard discount
  • 0,00 CHF Children up to 6 years
  • 0,00 CHF Children up to 6 years with BaselCard discount
  • 10,00 CHF Children 6-16 years
  • 5,00 CHF Children 6-16 years with BaselCard discount

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