By building Renzo Piano’s museum in 1997, the Fondation Beyeler made its collection accessible to the public.
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The 250-odd works of classic modernism reflect the views of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler on 20th-century art and highlight features typical of the period: from Monet, Cézanne and van Gogh to Picasso, Warhol, Lichtenstein and Bacon. The paintings appear alongside tribal art from Africa, Oceania and Alaska.
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How to get there
By tram you can reach Fondation Beyeler in just a few minutes from Basel, Badischer Bahnhof (German station) and in about 25 minutes from Basel SBB (Swiss station). The tram stop is just outside the museum.
Basel has not one, but two centrally located railway stations that connect Switzerland with nearby Germany and France. Both stations have direct public transport connections to the museum.
Connections from the railway stations
Bahnhof Basel SBB
Tram no. 2 in the direction of «Eglisee» to the «Basel, Badischer Bahnhof» tram stop, then change to tram no. 6 in the direction of «Riehen, Grenze» to the «Fondation Beyeler» tram stop
Basel Badischer Bahnhof
Tram no. 6 in the direction of «Riehen, Grenze» to the «Fondation Beyeler» tram stop
Parking at Fondation Beyeler
There are parking spaces close to Fondation Beyeler in the «Zentrum» car park
Anyone wishing to combine a visit to the museum with a bicycle ride will find a bike trail from the Badischer Bahnhof – and we recommend the ride through the Lange Erlen recreational area.