Adventure 

This is Basel. 

Trips in Basel with children 

There are so many activities and museums with exhibitions especially for children – in Basel and in its region you will never run out of ideas for family outings. But if you do, here are a few tips for leisure time activities in north-western Switzerland. 
Museen für Kinder

4 museums that will delight children too

Children will have all kinds of things to talk about after a visit to a museum in Basel: for example, how they came face-to-face with a life-sized mammoth at the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, how they saw art come alive at the Museum Tinguely, or how they made their own paper at the Basler Papiermühle. Makes you wish to be a child again!

Unterwegs mit Kindern

Touring Basel with children

Basel is a child-friendly city. Everything is close to each other, and you can get from one place to another quickly by public transport, by bike or on foot.

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Good to know.

  • The “whispering arch” of the Basel Cathedral (Münster), the round arch forming the door frame at the bottom of the Georgsturm on the left-hand side, is especially popular with children. If you whisper something on one side, your listener will hear every word clearly at the other side of the arch. The reason for this is what is known as an “acoustic mirror”, which focuses the sound and relays the sound waves in this concentrated form.