5 walks through the Old Town

The best way to explore Basel’s Old Town is on foot, as the many places of interest are close to one another. Five different circular walking tours allow you to discover the hidden nooks and crannies of the Old Town and its history. 

The tours take you to the big museums and across the most beautiful squares. Along the way, you will get to enjoy fascinating views from Basel’s hills, as well as interesting insights into the city’s history.  

All of the circular tours start and finish on the Marktplatz (corner of Freie Strasse). Every route bears the name of a famous son of Basel and is marked with its own colour and number.

Choose one of the five tours and follow the signposts through the city. 


Tip: download the dedicated audio guide for the tours of the Old Town onto your smartphone. The free “Basel City Guide” app is available in the Apple App Store or from Google Play.

Download now free for iOS and Android:

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You can obtain the “5 walking tours” brochure from the Tourist Information office or download it here: