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Stories of Basel's Old Town


Join us on a journey back through all the epochs. There can be few other cityscapes where buildings dating back as far as the fifteenth century engage so harmoniously and vibrantly with the contemporary creations of internationally distinguished architects. On our tour, we'll tell you facts and anecdotes about Basel and the background to its development while passing historic buildings such as the city hall, the Basel Cathedral and the Barfüsserkirche. We'll also explain a lot about the city's present situation. As well as taking you to some picturesque corners of the Old Town, we'll show you places that closely reflect Basel's present-day Zeitgeist, such as the Museum der Kulturen and the Tinguely fountain.

On 24 September 2014 we expect minor restrictions du to a sports event.

German and English. Depending on the constellation of the group, the tour is held bilingually.

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

2 hours

Meeting point
Tinguely Fountain by the Theatre Basel 

Tour ending point
In the Old Town of Basel at Spalenberg

Online or at the Tourist Information in the Stadtcasino at Barfüsserplatz  and in the main railway station Basel SBB

Buy a BaselCard and get 50% discount on this tour!

Map & directions

Map & directions