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Places of interest in the Basel region

34 Attractions

Vitra Campus

Basel Region

In addition to featuring a large collection of design classics, the Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein is also a who's who of the architecture scene. Here you'll find buildings by Frank O. Gehry and Zaha Hadid as well as by Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza, Nicholas Grimshaw and SANAA.

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Architecture at the Dreispitz site

Basel Region

Dreispitz – which was formerly known purely for its light industry and warehouses – is being transformed as it fills up with apartments, schools and arts institutions. Well-known names in the contemporary architecture scene have created exciting projects here that have given the area a facelift. And the transformation is still under way.

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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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Border triangle

Basel Region

The point at which Germany, France and Switzerland converge and boats sail off towards the North Sea is also a transport hub for the supply of raw materials to Switzerland. A unique meeting place for three countries, languages and cultures.

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Castel Bürgeln

Deutschland

Castel Bürgeln, a manor house in Germany's Markgräflerland, is well worth a visit. Begun in 1762 and completed two years later, it is now a popular venue for seminars and other events.

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Castel of Bottmingen

Basel Region

The moated castle of Bottmingen, a community to the south-west of Basel, is a highlight for all romantics. Dating from the 13th century, it is one of the few such buildings in Switzerland that are still intact.

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Château Haut-Koenigsbourg

Frankreich

The Château Haut-Koenigsbourg is located in the heart of the Alsace wine-growing region. Entering through the doors of the impressive château is trip back to the Middle Ages.

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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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Disused railway hike Pratteln to Läufelfingen

Basel Region

This hike along the old, disused Hauenstein railway line from Pratteln via Liestal and Sissach to Läufelfingen is a real treat, with plenty to see and discover along the way – not only for train lovers!

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Dom and Ermitage Arlesheim

Basel Region

The cathedral is the undisputed landmark of Arlesheim. This idyllic village situated in the canton of Basel is also worth a visit for its impressive English gardens.

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Goetheanum Dornach

Basel Region

The Goetheanum is situated in Dornach, around 10 kilometres outside the city centre. It serves as the head office and conference venue of the General Anthroposophical Society and boasts a distinctive shape, which has also inspired the constructors of neighbouring buildings.

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Jura Bike Tour

Basel Region

To discover the region by bike, we recommend doing the first leg of the "Switzerland Mobile" Jura Bike Tour from Basel to Laufen.

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Lange Erlen Animal Park

Basel Region

Founded in 1871, Lange Erlen Animal Park is a popular destination for families.

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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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Monkey Mountain – Montagne des Singes

Frankreich

Discover Barbary macaques in the wild at the foot of the château du Haut-Kœnigsburg. A thrilling excursion for all the family!

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Naturbad Riehen

Basel Region

A natural swimming pool in the neighbouring community of Riehen, Naturbad Riehen is a highlight for architecture enthusiasts, as well as for anyone looking to relax and unwind. Local architects Herzog & de Meuron planned the site and completed it in 2014.

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Petite Camargue

Frankreich

In the Petite Camargue nature reserve you can discover the unique landscape of the Rhine and many animal species in the wild. There are also frequent exhibitions on the history of the Rhine and of local pisciculture programmes.

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Rhine Trail Basel – Kaiseraugst

Basel Region

Hike the Rhine Trail and follow the river from Basel to Kaiseraugst along a former embankment fishing track. There are information boards along the way with cultural, historical and ecological facts about the River Rhine and the surrounding area.

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Ruins of Farnsburg Castle

Basel Region

Nestled in the heart of the wonderful rolling hills of Basel-Country, the ruins of Farnsburg Castle are a popular destination for hikers.

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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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Schloss Binningen

Basel Region

Historic Schloss Binningen is located at the centre of the municipality of Binningen, near Basel.

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Schwarzbubenland

Basel Region

It is not merely by accident that Schwarzbubenland is known as the jewel in the crown of north-west Switzerland. A great way to explore the rolling hills, gorges and valleys is by foot or by mountain bike.

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Schwarzbubenland Trail

Basel Region

Discover Schwarzbubenland, the jewel in the crown of north-west Switzerland. The mountain bike trail that takes you from Beinwil into the Laufental valley offers many fabulous views and historical attractions along the way.

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St. Blasien – Titisee – St. Peter

Deutschland

Take a trip through the Wehratal valley and discover St. Blasien, Lake Titisee and the health resort at St. Peter.

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St. Jakob-Park | Football stadium

Basel Region

St. Jakob-Park is Switzerland's largest football stadium and home ground of FC Basel. It is important in both architectural and sporting terms.

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St. Johann and Novartis Campus

Basel Region

The former working-class district, St. Johann exemplifies the way Basel is moving into the future. With the completion of the city's northern bypass road and the creation of the Novartis Campus, the whole district has been transformed and is now a showcase for contemporary Basel architecture.

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Steinen Bird Sanctuary

Deutschland

Over 1000 species of birds can be found at Vogelpark Steinen.

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Steinwasen Park

Deutschland

With its breathtaking mountain landscape and various attractions, Steinwasen Park is an outdoor experience for all the family.

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Three-country walking and bike trail

Basel Region

Cross over to Germany on foot or by bike and discover the delightful wine-growing villages of the Markgräflerland.

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Upper Rhine Valley

Basel Region

The Upper Rhine Valley region stretches over three countries: France, Germany and Switzerland.

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ViaJura Regio Basel–Delémont

Basel Region

The ViaJura Regio is a hiking trail taking you through green meadows and quaint villages and past friendly guest houses and historic sites, right into the heart of the canton of Jura.

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ViaRhenana Kreuzlingen–Basel

Basel Region

For centuries the route between Lake Constance and the High Rhine was the most important waterway in Switzerland. This trail follows the ViaRhenana, winding through the most varied of landscapes, all shaped by water.

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Weissenstein Waterfalls Trail

Basel Region

Hike this fascinating trail from Solothurn to the Passwang mountain ridge, crossing the first and second chains of the Jura mountains. The chairlift on Weissenstein mountain provides a special historic feel.

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