Erasmus of Rotterdam – Basel’s Renaissance spirit

Out and about with actors


Accompany us on a fascinating tour around the Basel of the Renaissance, where Erasmus of Rotterdam’s spirit lives on. An actor will take you on a journey through time, visiting the streets and squares this legendary scholar once roamed. Experience his lively discussions, his inspiring encounters and his groundbreaking ideas that changed the world.

Immerse yourself in Erasmus’s vibrant network of contacts, which ranged from inquisitive scholars to colourful personalities and militant thinkers. Learn how his ideas still shape European intellectual history to this day and how Basel became an epicentre of intellectual life.

This tour promises not only a journey into the past, but also a thrilling adventure awash with discoveries and insights. Prepare to be swept away by the fascination of the Renaissance – we can’t wait to accompany you on this memorable journey.

Additional charge

Bookings made less than 24 hours in advance are subject to an express surcharge of CHF 50.

Meeting point

in front of Erasmushaus, Bäumleingasse 18