Want to see for yourself what it was like to travel around Basel a century ago? A nostalgic round trip on board the vintage tram takes you back to the year dot – with authentic sounds of yesteryear, a bumpy ride, and a top speed of 30 km/h.
The motorized front carriage from the 1920s has 16 seats, with a tour guide providing live commentary in German. All passengers in this carriage receive a sanitized headset.
If you’d rather do without the audio commentary and feel the summer wind in your hair, take a seat in the open-top summer carriage behind; built in 1905/1906, it has space for 18 people and is particularly suitable for families.
The vintage tram tours Basel every Sunday from June to August, departing from the Swiss SBB railway station.
German (there are no commentaries in the open summer carriage)
11.00 am - 12.15 pm
approx. 75 minutes
Departure and arrival point
Tram stop "Bahnhof SBB", in front of Hotel Euler
Bahnhof SBB - Schützenhaus - Kannenfeldplatz - Dreirosenbrücke - Riehenring - Messeplatz - Eglisee - Badischer Bahnhof - Claraplatz - Feldbergstrasse - Dreirosenbrücke - Voltaplatz - St.Johann Tor - Schifflände - Barfüsserplatz - Kunstmuseum - Wettsteinbrücke - Messeplatz - Claraplatz - Mittlere Brücke - Barfüsserplatz - Aeschenplatz - Bahnhof SBB
Babies and Children
Young children who sit on an adult’s lap ride free of charge. There’s no need to book. Space for prams is limited.