This is Basel.

Shopping in Basel

When shopping in Basel, it’s best to start your shopping tour in the Old Town. The shops in the city centre have many great deals to tempt you.

From the busy Freie Strasse to the Marktplatz, from Spalenberg with its small boutiques and fine shops, such as the world-famous Johann Wanner Christmas House, to Manor, the city’s oldest department store, you’ll find everything within just a short distance in the centre. Walking is the fastest mode of transport. Yet, there are also many beautiful things to be found in the small shops and in the trendy districts – such as in St. Johanns-Vorstadt or on Feldbergstrasse. 

Shopping Guide

You can get the brochure “Basel Experiences” at the Tourist Information office or download it here:

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Good to know.

  • Yes. Almost everywhere in our city, visitors can pay with euro notes. The change is always in Swiss francs!

  • At SBB Change at the main station and at most banks.

    Whether Swiss francs, euros, US dollars, British pounds or other currencies – Migros Change at the Drachen-Center Basel offers the best exchange rates without expenses or fees. 

  • The popular StadtKonzeptBasel vouchers for either CHF 20 or CHF 50 are available from the Tourist Information (cash only) and can be redeemed at many shops, cultural institutions and restaurants in the Basel city centre. For details of all the places that accept the vouchers, please visit