Browse through the shops in the shopping streets, discover funky, charming shops in the various districts and be enchanted by the boutiques in the picturesque Old Town. Whether you're looking for books, clothes, souvenirs or delicatessen items – you're sure to find it in Basel's shops.
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Everyone who associates the Advent season with more than the hunt for bargains will feel particularly at home at this quarter Christmas market. Anyone strolling through the Rheingasse these days can get the impression that they are in a village square. Residents and stand operators have a relaxed chat, exchange ideas and perhaps taste an exotic curry. Or should it rather be a winter classic, for example raclette or fondue? Either way, connoisseurs will definitely get their money's worth!Details
Browse for books in the place where Erasmus of Rotterdam once lived – you can do so in the “Labyrinth”. Housed in the “zur alten Treu” building, this bookshop focuses on the humanities – in the spirit of the scholar himself. Here you will find not only literature and poetry, but also many specialist texts and numerous subject areas including history, philosophy and linguistics.Details
There is always something going on at Barfüsserplatz! It has everything for the most wonderful time of the year. Treat yourself to all the delicious Christmas delicacies and enjoy all the unique highlights that you only get to see at this time of year.
The view in front of the Barfüsserkirche extends across the white roofs of the pretty market stalls. The other stalls near the church spread the Christmas mood even further taking it down Kaufhausgasse right up to Freie Strasse.Details
In front of the historic cathedral is one of the most beautiful squares in Basel, which is most exquisitely decorated at Christmas time. Visitors love to come here and soak up the atmosphere as they marvel at the magnificent lights - the square has a real fairy tale feel to it.Details
In the Christmas fairy-tale forest on the Münsterplatz, children can make, pour and decorate candles, make torches, forge metal objects, decorate gingerbread, eat campfire bread and drink hot chocolate, ride on the kiddies’ train, bake cookies, pour tin, visit the star workshop, make Christmas floral decorations, have a go on the wheel of fortune, mint coins and much more besides.Details