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Activities for families

29 Attractions

Treasure hunts with Basil

Basel Zentrum

An exciting voyage of discovery through Basel – specially for the juniors.

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Aerial tramway Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen

Basel Region

Discover Wasserfallen and discover fun and recreation at one of the best-loved excursion destinations in the region.

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Augusta Raurica, Augst

Basel Region

Back to Roman times! The largest archaeological park in Switzerland offers more than thirty surprising, unique and exciting sights including the most impressive Roman theatre north of the Alps, the atmospheric Roman house and, on display, in the museum the largest collection of late antique silver.

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Basel Zoo

Basel Zentrum

The Zoological Gardens, known affectionately as “Zolli” by Basel's inhabitants, opened in Basel in 1874 and is home to a large number of indigenous and exotic animals.

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Basler Papiermühle

Basel Zentrum

Within the walls of a fascinating medieval mill, in an authentic setting, the visitor will learn about many things, from hand-made paper to finished books.

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Bottmingen Castle

Basel Region

The moated castle of Bottmingen, a community to the south­west of Basel, is a highlight for all romantics. Dating from the 13th century, it is one of the few such buildings in Switzerland that are still intact.

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Bürgeln Castle

Deutschland

The castle of Bürgeln, a manor house in Germany's Markgräflerland, is well worth a visit. Begun in 1762 and completed two years later, it is now a popular venue for seminars and other events.

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Cartoonmuseum Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum of its kind devoted exclusively to satirical art – from the caricature to the comic.

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Château Haut-Koenigsbourg

Frankreich

The Château Haut-Koenigsbourg is located in the heart of the Alsace wine-growing region. Entering through the doors of the impressive château is like taking a trip back to the Middle Ages.

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Europa-Park

Deutschland

Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, is probably the most spectacular leisure park in the region. With over a hundred attractions and shows in 14 European themed areas, the park is a delight for both young and older visitors.

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Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Münchenstein

Basel Region

The House of Electronic Arts (HeK) is the national competence centre that deals with art forms that address and reflect upon new media and technologies.

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Lange Erlen Animal Park

Basel Region

Founded in 1871, Lange Erlen Animal Park is a popular destination for families.

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Läckerli Huus «World of Indulgence»

Basel Region

Look forward to an interactive experience for all the senses.

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Monkey Mountain – Montagne des Singes

Frankreich

Discover Barbary macaques in the wild at the foot of the Château du Haut-Kœnigsburg. A thrilling excursion for all the family!

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Museum der Kulturen Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Museum der Kulturen Basel ranks among the leading ethnographic museums in Europe. The impressive collections (320,000 objects) including artefacts of world renown reflect the vast and varied scope of human ways of life.

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Museum für Musikautomaten

Basel Region

A world-famous collection of music and movement. A delightful hour-long guided tour wins visitors over to the universe of mechanical music.

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Myclimate Audio Adventure

Basel Zentrum

Myclimate Audio Adventure brings you exciting audio stories on the topics of climate protection and sustainability, combined with local history and amusing anecdotes through which you'll get to know some new aspects of Basel.

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Mühlemuseum

Basel Region

The mill from the 16th century is situated at the heart of the Merian Gardens. Even though flour is no longer produced here, the water-powered wheel is still in use.

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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Basel Zentrum

Discover the archives of life. Lose yourself in the variety of our exhibitions. Learn exciting facts about exotic animals. Go back to the past, to the age of dinosaurs, even to the formation of the Earth.

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Pharmazie-Historisches Museum der Universität Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Pharmazie-Historische Museum of the University of Basel currently contains one of the largest and most significant collections relating to the history of pharmacy.

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Rötteln Castle

Deutschland

Rötteln Castle, near the city of Lörrach, is built on a mountain spur on the steep eastern slopes of the Wiesental valley in southern Germany.

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Schloss Binningen

Basel Region

Historic Schloss Binningen is located at the centre of the municipality of Binningen, near Basel.

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Schweizerisches Feuerwehrmuseum Basel

Basel Zentrum

Fire-fighting equipment, ranging from medieval hand-operated spraying devices to modern oxygen inhalers.

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Skulpturhalle Basel

Basel Zentrum

This is one of the largest collections of plaster casts of ancient sculptures.

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Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

Basel Zentrum

With over 6000 teddy bears, dolls, toy grocers’ shops, doll houses and carousels, the Toy Worlds Museum Basel is unparalleled in Europe. The collection of over 2500 teddies is the world’s largest of its kind.

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Spielzeugmuseum, Dorf- und Rebbaumuseum Riehen

Basel Region

The three departments of the Museum of Riehen are housed in the 17th-century Wettsteinhaus. The historic building provides an idyllic setting for one of the leading collections of European toys of every kind.

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Steinwasen Park

Deutschland

With its breathtaking mountain landscape and various attractions, Steinwasen Park is an outdoor experience for all the family.

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The Kandertal railway

Deutschland

The Kandertal railway is an exciting excursion for families, hikers and cyclists alike.

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Verkehrsdrehscheibe Schweiz und unser Weg zum Meer

Basel Zentrum

A shipping museum and an exhibition on current means of transport, all rolled into one: water, rail, road and air, with the focus on shipping.

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