The Blue and White House - residences of silk ribbon manufacturers

Buildings & churches


On our tour you will discover how silk ribbon manufacturers brought wealth to Basel and what this has to do with the most important industry in the city today. Our tour takes you to the two former family homes of the Sarasin family - from the cellars to the servant's quarters in the attic rooms - and will give you an insight into life of an aristocratic Basel household.

Additional charge

Admission Blue and White House on weekdays CHF 60, on weekends CHF 120 per group.
Express surcharge for bookings within 24 hours of tour start CHF 50. 


This tour is available from 6 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays. The availability of the premises is on request.

Meeting point

Meeting Point: in front of the Blue House, Rheinsprung 16