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Sightseeing

Tinguely Fountain

Basel Zentrum

Where the stage of the old city theatre company once stood, in 1977 Jean Tinguely created sculptural machines in a shallow fountain and in the process gifted Basel a famous new landmark.

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Augusta Raurica, Augst

Basel Region

Off to visit the Roman period! 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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Colmar & Eguisheim

Frankreich

The journey to Colmar is a magical trip through hilltop vineyards and pretty rural villages.

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Rötteln Castle

Deutschland

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

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Botanical gardens of the University of Basel

Basel Zentrum

The botanical gardens of the University of Basel has on display a wide variety of specimens from the plant kingdom and is a veritable oasis in the heart of the city.

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BIZ building by Mario Botta

Basel Zentrum

This impressive building designed by famous architect Mario Botta is home to the Bank für Internationalen Zahlungsausgleich (BIZ). The six-storey building is typical of the style of the architect from the Swiss canton of Ticino.

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Basler Münster

Basel Zentrum

Together with the Mittlere Brücke, the Cathedral is the most famous landmark of Basel. With its red sandstone walls, colourful roof tiles and twin towers, no other building adorns the cityscape of Basel like the Cathedral.

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Architecture trails

Basel Zentrum

The people of Basel are receptive to modernity. This is the place to visit if you’re looking for state-of-the-art feats of architecture.

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Mittlere Brücke

Basel Zentrum

There is hardly another monument in the city of Basel that has become such a symbol of the city as the Mittlere Brücke. Opened in 1226, it is one of the oldest Rhine crossings between Lake Constance and the North Sea.

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Messeturm by Morger & Degelo

Basel Zentrum

At 105 metres, the Messeturm is a notable landmark of Basel's skyline and is a key feature of the city's modern face.

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Merian Gardens

Basel Region

The Merian Gardens are a beautiful botanical garden, a historic park and a carefully designed place for relaxation on the outskirts of the city of Basel. They draw visitors all year round with their stunning array of blooms, unique variety of plants and impressive botanical collections.

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Mariastein monastery

Basel Region

The place of pilgrimage at the Mariastein monastery is not only impressive due to its late-Gothic architecture, it is also remarkable for the exquisite painting and artworks it houses.

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The Kandertal railway

Deutschland

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

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Hammering Man by Jonathan Borofsky

Basel Zentrum

Visit the hardest-working of all of Basel's inhabitants - the Hammering Man on Aeschenplatz.

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Ferries

Basel Zentrum

Take a trip across the Rhine in style and comfort on one of the four ferries that connect Kleinbasel with Grossbasel.

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