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Museums

Nearly 40 museums with spectacular collections and special exhibitions – unique in Switzerland and at the top of the international league too. If you want to understand why Basel’s residents are so keen on art, you should visit at least one of them.

Dreiländermuseum

Deutschland

The permanent exhibition is the first comprehensive depiction of the eventful history of the border region where Germany, Switzerland and France meet. Interactive terminals make this trinational show a unique experience.

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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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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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Anatomisches Museum der Universität Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Anatomical Museum of the University of Basel was founded by Prof. Carl Gustav Jung in 1824. Original preparations of human body parts, organs and tissue are displayed in the museum.

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Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Basel Zentrum

The Basel Museum of Ancient Art is the only Swiss museum devoted exclusively to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean region.

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Kunst Raum Riehen

Basel Region

Kunst Raum Riehen, next door to the Fondation Beyeler, shows temporary exhibitions of all genres of contemporary art.

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Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau

Basel Zentrum

The new extension located opposite the main building and joined to it by an underground walkway is a top-quality exhibition venue for contemporary art presentation and a further architectural highlight in the City of Basel.

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