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If you want to shop in Basel, you only need to go to the Old Town. From the busy Freie Strasse to the Marktplatz, from the Spalenberg with its small boutiques and fine shops, such as the world-famous Johann Wanner Christmas House, to Manor, the city’s oldest department store, you’ll find everything within just a short distance. Yet there are also great offers to be found in the small design shops and galleries in the districts outside the centre – such as in St. Johann or on Feldbergstrasse.

Handy hints!

Whatever you might be looking for, here are some handy hints for your shopping trip in Basel.

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Yes. Almost everywhere in our city visitors can pay with Euro notes. The change is always in Swiss Francs!

At SBB Change at the main station, or at most banks.

Whether Swiss francs, euros, US dollars, British pounds or other currencies - Migros Change at the Drachen-Center Basel offers the best exchange rates without expenses or fees.

We accept CHF, EUR (notes and coins), PostFinance Card, Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, AmericanExpress and Basel Tourism vouchers.